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NJ Governor Signs Law Allowing Access to Epinephrine in Public Places


Congratulations, New Jersey! Governor Christie has signed a bill into law expanding access to epinephrine auto-injectors in public places.

What does this mean for you?
Under the law, a person who has completed a training program will be allowed to give epinephrine to anyone experiencing a severe allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis. Certain public places and businesses (such as restaurants, amusement parks, theaters, camps, etc.) will be allowed to have auto-injectors available for food allergy emergencies.

This law does not mean:
- That parents of children with food allergies can take the training program or get epinephrine this way (you still need your own prescription).

- That you should rely on public places having a stock of epinephrine. Always carry your epinephrine auto-injectors with you at all times.

Thank you to everyone who responded to our Call to Action! Your phone calls and letters to the governor's office made this law possible. Together, we're improving lives for those with food allergies!


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