Epinephrine; every public place may make available for administration. (HB1147)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Epinephrine permitted in certain public places. Allows public places to make epinephrine available for administration. The bill allows employees of such public places who are authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of epinephrine to possess and administer epinephrine to a person present in such public place believed in good faith to be having an anaphylactic reaction. The bill also provides that an employee of such public place who is authorized by a prescriber and trained in the administration of epinephrine and who administers or assists in the administration of epinephrine to a person present in the public place believed in good faith to be having an anaphylactic reaction, or is the prescriber of the epinephrine, shall not be liable for any civil damages for ordinary negligence in acts or omissions resulting from the rendering of such treatment. The bill directs the Department of Health, in conjunction with the Department of Health Professions, to develop policies and guidelines for the recognition and treatment of anaphylaxis in public places. Such policies and guidelines shall be provided to the Commissioner of Health no later than July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103677D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (HB1147)
01/22/2020Referred from Courts of Justice
01/22/2020Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/24/2020Assigned HWI sub: Health Professions
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1147)
02/04/2020Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read first time
02/06/2020Read second time
02/06/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB1147E
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20103677D-E
02/07/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1147E)
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/12/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/18/2020Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
02/27/2020Reported from Education and Health with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Read third time
03/02/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/02/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2020Passed by for the day
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Passed by for the day
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/04/2020Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Placed on Calendar
03/05/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1147ER)
03/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1147ER)
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 556 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0556)