Tools & Resources

College and University Access to Epinephrine

The increasing number of people with food allergies, coupled with the fact that teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk of fatal food-induced anaphylaxis, makes access to epinephrine a critical issue for colleges and universities.

To address this, some states have passed college and university-specific legislation that allows, but does not require, post-secondary education institutions to stock undesignated epinephrine. The laws differ by state, but may provide exemption from civil liability and outline specific requirements for training personnel, as well as how to maintain, store and administer the epinephrine.

Other states have passed broader legislation that allows public venues, referred to as entities, to stock undesignated epinephrine. In many cases, these entities include colleges and universities. To review currently passed entity legislation, please click here.

The table below includes links to current college and university-specific stock undesignated epinephrine legislation.

 

Indiana

IC 21-44.5 - ARTICLE 44.5. Epinephrine Administration Program

New Hampshire

Chapter 200-N Epinephrine Administration in Postsecondary Educational Institutions

New Jersey

Higher Education Emergency Epinephrine Treatment Act