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.
What to Read Next
Every state in the U.S. has legislation in place allowing students, with appropriate consent, to carry their prescribed epinephrine at school.
The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) published “Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs”, intended to help schools create a safe and inclusive environment for students with food allergies.