Tennessee – Stock Epinephrine Law
Congratulations! Tennessee has a stock epinephrine law in place for schools, both public and nonpublic, be prepared to treat an allergic reaction in the event a student’s personal epinephrine auto-injector is not available or the student is having a reaction for the first time.
However, our job is not done yet. Each law or regulation must be implemented or put into action by a board or an agency.
Allergy & Asthma Network supports stock epinephrine implementation in schools and provides education and resources to support a seamless rollout. For more information, visit:
- 2016 USAnaphylaxis Summits
- Challenges to Implementing Stock Epinephrine
- National Association of School Nurses Epinephrine Policies, Protocols, and Reporting
See below to find an ACE team in Tennessee.
Liz Edwards of Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center
Tammy Floersh, RN, Nurse Supervisor at Gibson County Special School District
Ashley Leonard of Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Center
Johnson City, TN
Melissa Mastrogiovanni, Home Organizer for Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET)
Jenny Neveau, Practice Development Manager for Allergy, Asthma and Sinus Center
Jennifer Norris of FACET
Andrew Singer, MD Allergist with Allergy & Asthma Affiliates
Robin Cook, RN, Student Health Services Coordinator for Blount County Schools
Amanda Painter, South Chapter Coordinator for FACET
Becky Basalone, Director of FACET
ACE Team Activities:
On August 13, 2015, FARE posted a blog article titled “The First Year at School: Advice From a Food Allergy Mom” written by Amanda Painter.
Becky Basalone was the creator of The Teal Pumpkin Project (TPP), which sparked a very important conversation, not only about food allergies, but about how we listen regarding this life threatening disease. Becky took her Teal Pumpkin concept to FARE to launch an even larger awareness effort. Ms. Basalone received a nice shout-out from The Grateful Foodie via her blog article, “Love for a Nationwide Food Allergy Movement”.
On May 23, 2015, FACET’s Central Chapter facilitated a support group meeting on the topic of Shopping and Reading Labels at Whole Foods Market in Knoxville, TX.
On July 28, 2015, Dr. Singer, Dr. Dana Wallace (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) and Dr. Gene Cash (Ft. Lauderdale, FL) participated in a panel discussion during a FACET support group meeting for 20 people.
On July 27-29, 2015, Dr. Singer coordinated a food allergy education camp for children age 6-12. Camp Cultivate offered a unique opportunity to cultivate awareness among children about specific medical issues and invites children with non-medical issues to also attend. Gardening was used to educate participants about understanding each other while having fun at the same time.
In June 2015, Allergy & Asthma Network sent Ms. Floersh 270 copies of the Anaphylaxis Guide (English), 100 copies of Living Confidently with Food Allergy (English), 100 Epi Everywhere! Every Day! Bag tags/200 stickers, 15 copies of the Anaphylaxis at a Glance posters and 100 copies of the ACAAI brochure, “Be SAFE”. Ms. Floersh used the materials for Back-To-School teacher training and parent meetings. She trained approximately 170 staff members and after-school employees.
Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?
About Anaphylaxis Community Experts (ACEs):
Anaphylaxis Community Experts is a national, award-winning education, advocacy and outreach partnership program developed and hosted by The Network and the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, sponsored by Mylan Specialty L.P.