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 links below go 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

Virginia
SB 944, Institutions of higher education, possession and administration of epinephrine