Tools & Resources

Public Access to Epinephrine

Multiple states have passed legislation that permits, but does not require, various public venues, referred to as entities, to stock undesignated epinephrine for use in case of an emergency.

The definition of entities varies from state to state, but for illustrative purposes, may include day camps, youth recreation programs, theme parks, daycare centers, restaurants, sports arenas, and college campuses.

A small number of states have passed laws specific to colleges and universities that allow, but do not require, post-secondary education institutions to stock undesignated epinephrine. For more information about epinephrine on college campuses, please click here.

These laws may provide exemption from civil liability and outline specific requirements for training personnel, as well as how to obtain, maintain, store and administer the epinephrine.

The table below includes links to current statute that allows entities to stock undesignated stock epinephrine:

 

State

 

Law

 

State Agency Responsible for Implementation


Alabama


Act 2016-193


Alabama Department of Public Health


Arizona


Chapter 85 (2016)


Arizona Department of Health Services


Arkansas


Act 1108


Arkansas Department of Health


California


Chapter 374, Statutes of 2016


Emergency Medical Services Authority


Colorado


Article 47 of Title 25, C.R.S.


Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


Florida


Chapter 14-141


Florida Department of Health- Emergency Allergy Treatment


Georgia


Act 56


Georgia Department of Public Health


Idaho


Session Law Chapter 264 (2016)


Idaho Department of Health and Welfare


Illinois


Public Act 99-0711, the Epinephrine Auto-Injector Act (2016)

 

Illinois Department of Public Health


Indiana

House Enrolled Act 1454


 Indiana State Department of Health


Iowa


Section 135.185


Iowa Department of Public Health Indiana State Department of Health


Kentucky


Emergency Allergy Treatment Act


Kentucky Department for Public Health


Maine


Chapter 423


Maine Department of Health and Human Services


Michigan


Public Act 221 of 2015  


Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

 

Minnesota


Minnesota 2015 Session Laws, Chapter 71, Article 8, Section 34

 

Minnesota Department of Health


Nevada


Chapter 127


Department of Health and Human Services: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health- Emergency Medical Systems


New Hampshire


Chapter 39 (2016)

 
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services


New Jersey

Epinephrine Access and Emergency Treatment Act


State of New Jersey Department of Health


New York


Chapter 373


New York State Department of Health


North Carolina


 Session Law 2015-247


North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services



Ohio


Epinephrine Autoinjectors-Stored for Emergency Use (2016)



Ohio Department of Health


Oklahoma


Section 6002 of Title 59


Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy


Oregon


Chapter 486


Oregon Health Authority- Public Health Division


Rhode Island


RIGL Chapter 23-6.4
 


State of Rhode Island Department of Public Health



South Carolina


Emergency Anaphylaxis Treatment Act (2016)



South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control



Tennessee


Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 140, Sections 501-502



Tennessee Department of Health


Utah


Chapter 41  


Utah Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness


Washington


Chapter 10, Laws of 2016


Washington State Department of Health


West Virginia


Chapter 16 Article 50


West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources


Wisconsin


2015 Wisconsin Act 35


Wisconsin Department of Health Services