New York State Center for School Health

Supporting Student Success Through Health and Education

136.6 Epinephrine Auto-Injector Has Been Revised

NYSED Commissioners Regulation 136.6 Related to Authorized Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAI) in Schools Has Been Revised 

What is no longer required for schools wishing to implement an EAI program for volunteer unlicensed staff:

  • The requirement for a collaborative agreement with an emergency health care provider
  • The requirement to file a notice of intent with the NYS Department of Health
  • The requirement to report administration of an Epinephrine Auto-Injector (EAI) to the emergency health care provider noted in the collborative agreement
  • The request to report administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injector (EAI) to the Regional Emergency Medical Services Organizations (REMSCO)

What is still required for schools wishing to implement an EAI program for volunteer unlicensed staff:

  • Completion of NYSDOH approved training, post-test and checklist available on this website
  • Calling for emergency care in accordance with district policy along with notification of parent/guardian for students or emergency contact for staff

What is strongly reccommended for continued practice:

  • Notification of administraton of EAI to the school medical director or ordering prescriber, if not the school medical director
  • Documention of EAI administration in the student’s cumulative health record, or as directed by school policy for school staff
  • Storing/tracking stock EAI in the same manner as previously recommended

 NYSCSH Resources for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors In Schools have been updated. 

The NYSDOH approved training and post-test was revised to reflect the new regulations.

You can veiw the resources on the NYSCSH Epineprhine Auto-Injectors web page here.