Grothman, Dingell Introduce Dillon’s Law Bill

(Wisconsin) Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman and Michigan Congresswoman Debbie Dingell this past week introduced Dillon’s Law, a bipartisan bill that will incentivize states to allow “Good Samaritans” to save lives.

The legislation encourages states to train individuals to carry and administer epinephrine, better known as “EpiPens.” A stronger preference for federal grants would go to states that institute the practice. Among those endorsing the bill is the Dillion Mueller Memorial Fund.

The bill is inspired by Dillion Mueller, a Mishicot, Wisconsin native who tragically passed away in 2014 at the age of 18 after being stung by a bee and falling into a coma due to anaphylaxis. Dillion was unable to receive epinephrine in a timely manner. Congressman Grothman says, “Dillon’s Law encourages states to allow any properly trained individual to administer epinephrine to someone experiencing a severe allergic reaction.”

He adds that Wisconsin passed similar legislation in 2017 and thousands of state residents have been trained to administer Epinephrine in the event of a life-threatening allergic reaction.