4731.96 Epinephrine autoinjectors.

(A) As used in this section, "physician" means an individual authorized under this chapter to practice medicine and surgery, osteopathic medicine and surgery, or podiatric medicine and surgery.

(B)

(1) Subject to division (B)(2) of this section, and notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or rule adopted by the state medical board, a physician may do either of the following without having examined an individual to whom epinephrine may be administered:

(a) Personally furnish a supply of epinephrine autoinjectors for use in accordance with sections 3313.7110. 3313.7111. 3314.143. 3326.28. 3328.29. 3728.03 to 3728.05. and 5101.76 of the Revised Code;

(b) Issue a prescription for epinephrine autoinjectors for use in accordance with sections 3313.7110. 3313.7111. 3314.143. 3326.28. 3328.29. 3728.03 to 3728.05. and 5101.76 of the Revised Code.

(2) An epinephrine autoinjector personally furnished or prescribed under division (B)(1) of this section must be furnished or prescribed in such a manner that it may be administered only in a manufactured dosage form.

(C) A physician who acts in good faith in accordance with this section is not liable for or subject to any of the following for any action or omission of an entity to which an epinephrine autoinjector is furnished or a prescription is issued: damages in any civil action, prosecution in any criminal proceeding, or professional disciplinary action.

Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 200, §1, eff. 9/8/2016.