Effective July 1st, 2022, SD Codified Law will allow South Dakota Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) to draw up and inject Epinephrine 1:1,000 IM from a single dose vial for the patient having an anaphylactic reaction.

EMTs have successfully shown through other demonstration programs such as naloxone and CPAP administration, that they are capable of providing what were previously considered advanced skills. The injection of intramuscular Epinephrine is another such skill, that with the proper training, EMTs can safely administer.