School Stock Epinephrine Laws

In 2013, Congress passed and the President signed HR 2094, the School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act, legislation that helps protect schoolchildren who experience anaphylaxis, a life-threatening allergic reaction. The measure provides a funding incentive to states that enact laws allowing school personnel to stock and administer emergency supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors. Epinephrine is the first line of treatment for anaphylaxis.

Since then, 49 states have passed stock epinephrine laws requiring anaphylaxis emergency preparedness plans that permit schools to stock emergency supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors. 

Stock epinephrine laws across the country help save the lives of students who experience anaphylaxis at school and do not have a prescribed epinephrine auto-injector. Access at school is critical because 25 percent of anaphylaxis reactions at school occur in students previously undiagnosed with a severe allergy to food, insect venom, latex or medication.

Stock epinephrine is rapidly moving beyond the school walls and out to public venues – from theme parks, restaurants and sports arenas to daycare centers and more. Learn more here.

Allergy & Asthma Network’s USAnaphylaxis initiative tracks the status of school laws across the U.S. Click on your state below:

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Click on your state to learn more!

green Green states have passed stock epinephrine laws or regulations:
Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New HampshireNew MexicoNew York, North Carolina, New JerseyNorth Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, PennsylvaniaRhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming
Yellow Yellow states have pending stock epinephrine bills: 
 Hawaii
Red Red states have no stock epinephrine bills: 

No matter what color your state, there is still work to be done in statehouses, legislatures and schools as lawmakers and policy makers develop law and implement policies.

Contact Allergy & Asthma Network to get involved: ace@allergyasthmanetwork.org


ACE Community ACE Teams Offer Free Support

Allergy & Asthma Network’s Anaphylaxis Community Expert (ACE) teams around the country offer free awareness and training programs for schools, parents, caregivers and community groups. Check state listings above for teams where you live.

No team in your area?  Allergists, school nurses and parents form our specially trained volunteer teams.  Contact ace@allergyasthmanetwork.org for information on setting one up!  It’s simple and we provide training and resources.

Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning outreach, education, and advocacy  program created, developed and hosted by Allergy & Asthma Network in partnership with the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.

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