Date of enactment: May 9, 2000
1999 Assembly Bill 714 Date of publication*: May 23, 2000
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes 1997-98: Effective date of acts. "Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication as designated" by the secretary of state [the date of publication may not be more than 10 working days after the date of enactment].
An Act to amend 118.29 (2) (a) 3.; and to create 118.29 (1) (bm) and 118.29 (2) (a) 2m. of the statutes; relating to: use of epinephrine auto-injectors on pupils by certain school employes and volunteers.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
126,1 Section 1. 118.29 (1) (bm) of the statutes is created to read:
118.29 (1) (bm) "Epinephrine auto-injector" means a device used for the automatic injection of epinephrine into the human body.
126,2 Section 2. 118.29 (2) (a) 2m. of the statutes is created to read:
118.29 (2) (a) 2m. Except for epinephrine administered under subd. 2., may use an epinephrine auto-injector to administer epinephrine to any pupil who appears to be experiencing a severe allergic reaction if, as soon as practicable, the school bus operator, employe or volunteer reports the allergic reaction by dialing the telephone number "911" or, in an area in which the telephone number "911" is not available, the telephone number for an emergency medical service provider.
126,3 Section 3. 118.29 (2) (a) 3. of the statutes is amended to read:
118.29 (2) (a) 3. Is immune from civil liability for his or her acts or omissions in administering a drug or prescription drug to a pupil under subd. 1. or, 2. or 2m. unless the act or omission constitutes a high degree of negligence. This subdivision does not apply to health care professionals.