Texas – Stock Epinephrine Law

Congratulations! On May 28, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed HB566/SB66 into law, which authorizes public and charter schools to stock emergency supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors on every school campus within each school district and at off-campus school sanctioned events.

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:

See below to find an ACE team in Texas.

ACE Teams:

Allen Lieberman, MD of Allergy Asthma Center of Austin
Austin, TX

John Villacis, MD of the Austin Diagnostic Clinic
Austin, TX

Kelli Brooks, RN of Startzville Elementary
Canyon Lake, TX

Amy Bryant, RN of Cedar Hill Independent School District
Cedar Hill, TX

Carol Brandle, RN, BSN, MA of Brentfield Elementary School
Dallas, TX

Robert Sugerman, MD of Dallas Allergy Immunology
Dallas, TX

Sam Teel, RN, MSN
Denton, TX

Mary McKenna, RN, BSN of  Georgetown Independent School District
Georgetown, TX

Patricia Shull, RN of Grand Prairie Independent School District
Grand Prairie, TX

Kenneth Kray, MD of Southwest Asthma and Allergy Associates Houston, TX

Patricia Hayes, LVN of Hutto Independent School District
Hutto, TX

Sylvia Aleman of Bowie Middle School in Irving Independent School District
Irving, TX

Amy Jones, RN of Lucille Nash Intermediate School
Kaufman, TX

Puneet Shroff, MD of Houston Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy
Kingwood, TX

James Jay Herman, MD of Allergy and Asthma Clinic of West Texas
Lubbock, TX

Jane Becker of Caldwell Elementary School
McKinney, TX

Beth Dittman of Mesquite Independent School District
Mesquite, TX

Katie Morton of Arapaho Classical Magnet Elementary School
Richardson, TX

Angelica Aguilar, FNP, MSN, BSN of Southwest Allergy & Asthma Center, PA 
San Antonio, TX

Patricia Dinger, MD of Advanced Allergy Asthma & Immunology Center, PA
San Antonio, TX

Erika Gonzalez-Reyes, MD of South Texas Allergy & Asthma Medical Professionals (STAAMP)
San Antonio, TX

M. Celeste Loera, MSN, FNP-BC of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Associates of South Texas
San Antonio, TX

Jonathan Buttram, MD of UTHealthNortheast
Tyler, TX

Mary Ann Garrett of Van High School
Van, TX

Sample ACE Team Activities:

Dr. Lieberman was interviewed for the ACE Spotlight article titled, “Dad’s Night Out” published in the Summer 2015 edition of Allergy & Asthma Today magazine.

Ms. Brandle
 wrote and distributed a letter to parents of students in a class with a student who has severe peanut allergies. The letter created awareness and provided parents with appropriate food suggestions to bring to the class, as well as products to avoid.

Dr. Gonzalez-Reyes and Celeste Loera, MSN, FNP-BC were interviewed about their Alamo ACE Challenge event for the Spring 2013 article, “ACE Team Spotlight: Food For Thought!” published in Allergy & Asthma Today magazine.

On April 17, 2015, Dr. Lieberman’s Op/Ed article titled, “Allergist: Texas should expand epinephrine rules to improve safety net” was published in the Austin Statesman.

Dr. Herman completed an ACE presentation, “Anaphylaxis Awareness and Treatment in School Setting” for 60 school nurses, teachers, and administrative staff.

In May 2014, Allen Lieberman, MD was interviewed on KVUE about food allergy awareness.

Dr. Sugerman’s practice wrote and posted an article titled, “Choose a Fun Safe Halloween For Your Children with Food Allergies” on their blog page. 

In 2014, Sam Teel, RN, of Denton, TX implemented a “Friends Forever” program in his school.  With parental permission, the student with life-threatening allergies chooses a friend to be their advocate. The advocate is trained on how to protect their friend, what signs and symptoms to watch for and how to report those symptoms to an adult.

Questions about state legislation, ACE activities or getting involved?


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