Allergy | Anaphylaxis

NYSED Resources

Allergy | Anaphylaxis Management - Laws | Guidelines | Memos
The Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007, PHL 2500 H*2 requires the commissioner of health, in consultation with the commissioner of education, to establish an anaphylaxis policy for school districts with guidelines, procedures, and treatment plan, which includes the responsibilities of the school nurse and appropriate school personnel for preventing and responding to anaphylaxis. Enacted 6/30/2008.

The manual below contains this information:  

  • Caring for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies Manual
    Developed by NYSDOH, NYSED, and the NYSCSH.  Contains guidance for developing district anaphylaxis policies and other resource tools, such as education for school staff, care plans, 504 plans, IEPs, IHPs, field trips, and classroom and environmental planning. 

Note: This manual was published in 2008, and will be revised at a later date. This document contains references to brands of epinephrine auto-injectors available at the time of publication. This information is provided for informational purposes only and does not imply endorsement of specific products. Please see the Guidelines for Medication Management in Schools for the most up-to-date information on medications related to anaphylaxis management. You can view the current NYSED Medication Guidelines on our Medication page. 

CDC Resources

Food Allergies
CDC provides school resources, including Food Allergy Facts, Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs,  and a Tool Kit for Managing Food Allergies in Schools.

Food Allergies in Schools Toolkit | Healthy Schools | CDC

Resources for Allergy|Anaphylaxis Management

Food Allergens Exposure in the School Setting: Evidence, Challenges, and Interventions (NYSCSH 5/2014)
Provides strategies for managing common issues in schools.  

Allergy & Anaphylaxis: A Practical Guide for Schools and Families
Guide for parents, school nurses, and staff on how to help at-risk students stay safe at school.Free download from the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network. 

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Provides research-based resources for clinicians and families, including the Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Food Allergy in the US.  

Latex Allergy Resources

Latex Allergy Information (NYSDOH) - provides an overview and additional resource links 

Latex Allergy and Contact Dermatitis (CDC) - provides levels of response to latex with symptoms and additional resources 

Organization Websites with Additional Resources 

Allergy & Asthma Network - Provides advocacy, education, and resources. 

AllergyHome - Provides training, checklists, fact sheets, and other resources to create an inclusive school community in supporting allergy management. 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) - Provides programs, resources, newsletters, ECP. IHP, 504 information and includes CDC validated education for caregivers and healthcare providers. 

Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE)

FARE: Your Back-to-School Resource Hub - Living with Food Allergies Back to School Headquarters website provides essential resources for parents as their children prepare to return to school. 

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Page Updated 7/21/22