Legal Question in Health Care Law in North Carolina


I am CPR and First Aid certified. I also have to carry an EpiPen on me for my food allergies. If someone else were to go into anaphylaxis and either they did not have a prescription or did not have their epipen on them, could I legally inject them with my own? Would I have to verbal permission first?

Asked on 6/11/13, 2:03 pm

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Kenneth Love Ken Love Law
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This seems to be a hypothetical other than a specific question. No, you should not give someone else your medication. You are not licensed to prescribe or give medication and could potentially be prosecuted if you did, you could also be liable for injury or death if you were wrong and your EpiPen actually harms this person.

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Answered on 6/12/13, 1:12 pm

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