Miller Introduces Gio’s Law – Legislation to Require Anaphylaxis Training for Emergency Responders
Assemblywoman Melissa Miller (R,C,Ref-Atlantic Beach) is excited to announce the introduction of a bill she sponsors (A.8790) which would require emergency service providers to be trained to provide anaphylaxis treatment and carry the necessary equipment. Also known as “Gio’s Law,” the bill was first introduced in late October 2017 and is currently in the Assembly Committee on Government Operations.
“The importance for all first responders to be trained in anaphylaxis treatment is of the utmost importance,” said Miller. “In some emergencies police officers, who don’t have anaphylaxis training or treatments at hand, might arrive first on scene. With anaphylaxis every minute counts, which is why it is crucial for all first responders to have access to treatments and be trained in how to administer them. This legislation will ensure that should someone experience anaphylaxis, no matter who responds first to the emergency situation, the proper treatment will be applied sooner rather than later.”