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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 list below includes links to current statute that allows entities to stock undesignated stock epinephrine.

Statute by State

Alabama

Law: Act 2016-193
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Alabama Department of Public Health

Arizona

Law: Chapter 85 (2016)
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Arizona Department of Health Services

Arkansas

Law: Act 1108
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Arkansas Department of Health

California

Law: Chapter 374, Statutes of 2016
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Emergency Medical Services Authority

Colorado

Law: Article 47 of Title 25, C.R.S.
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Connecticut

Law: SB 706
State Agency Responsible for Implementation:

Florida

Law: Chapter 14-141
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Florida Department of Health- Emergency Allergy Treatment

Georgia

Law: Act 56
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Georgia Department of Public Health

Idaho

Law: Session Law Chapter 264 (2016)
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

Illinois

Law: Public Act 99-0711, the Epinephrine Auto-Injector Act (2016)
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Illinois Department of Public Health

Indiana

Law: House Enrolled Act 1454 
State Agency Responsible for Implementation:  Indiana State Department of Health

Iowa

Law: Section 135.185
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Iowa Department of Public Health Indiana State Department of Health

Kentucky

Law: Emergency Allergy Treatment Act
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Kentucky Department for Public Health

Maine

Law: Chapter 423
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Michigan

Law: Public Act 221 of 2015  
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Minnesota

Law: Minnesota 2015 Session Laws, Chapter 71, Article 8, Section 34
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Minnesota Department of Health

Missouri

Law: SB 501
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Nevada

Law: Chapter 127
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Department of Health and Human Services: Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health- Emergency Medical Systems

New Hampshire

Law: Chapter 39 (2016)
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services

New Jersey

Law: Epinephrine Access and Emergency Treatment Act
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: State of New Jersey Department of Health

New York

Law: Chapter 373
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: New York State Department of Health

North Carolina

Law: Session Law 2015-247
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Ohio

Law: Epinephrine Autoinjectors-Stored for Emergency Use (2016)
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Ohio Department of Health

Oklahoma

Law: Section 6002 of Title 59
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy

Oregon

Law: Chapter 486
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Oregon Health Authority- Public Health Division

Pennsylvania

Law: Chapter 55
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: The Department of Health of the Commonwealth

Rhode Island

Law: RIGL Chapter 23-6.4 
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: State of Rhode Island Department of Public Health

South Carolina

Law: Emergency Anaphylaxis Treatment Act (2016)
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

Tennessee

Law: Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 68, Chapter 140, Sections 501-502
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Tennessee Department of Health

Texas

Law: HB 4260
State Agency Responsible for Implementation:

Utah

Law: Chapter 41  
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Utah Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness

Washington

Law: Chapter 10, Laws of 2016
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Washington State Department of Health

West Virginia

Law: Chapter 16 Article 50
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources

Wisconsin

Law: 2015 Wisconsin Act 35
State Agency Responsible for Implementation: Wisconsin Department of Health Services

 

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