Title 23
Health and Safety

Chapter 6.4
Life-Saving Allergy Medication — Stock Supply of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors — Emergency Administration

R.I. Gen. Laws § 23-6.4-5

§ 23-6.4-5. Expanded availability.

An authorized entity that acquires a stock supply of epinephrine auto-injectors pursuant to a prescription issued in accordance with this chapter, may make such epinephrine auto-injectors available to individuals other than those trained individuals described in § 23-6.4-6, and such individuals may administer such epinephrine auto-injector to any individual believed in good faith to be experiencing anaphylaxis, if the epinephrine auto-injectors are stored in a locked, secure container and are made available only upon remote authorization by an authorized healthcare provider after consultation with the authorized healthcare provider by audio, televideo, or other similar means of electronic communication. Consultation with an authorized healthcare provider for this purpose shall not be considered the practice of telemedicine or otherwise be construed as violating any law or rule regulating the authorized healthcare provider’s professional practice.

History of Section.
P.L. 2014, ch. 514, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 512, art. 1, § 11.