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.