NYSED Laws, Regulations, and Guidance Memos Relating to Epinephrine in Schools
The Laws|Guidelines|Memos page contains resources on 916 a-Pupils with Allergies, 921 On-site epinephrine auto-injectors, and 921-a Training of unlicensed school personnel to administer certain medications, CR 136.6 on Use of EAI, Memos and Practice Guidelines on the use of EAI in schools as well as  Public Health Law Sections 3000a Good Samaritan Law and 3000c Epinephrine Auto-injectors 

EpiPen4Schools® Program
Viatris offers four free EpiPen® (epinephrine injection, USP) or EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors, upon qualification, which includes having a valid prescription, to public and private kindergarten, elementary, middle, and high schools in the US. Schools may receive the authorized generic versions of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr. 

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAIs) in the School Setting Training and Resources 

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAI) in Schools
NYSDOH approved training webinar and resources which allow school staff to administer epinephrine to any student or staff member with signs of anaphylaxis on-site at school.  Updated 3/31/17 

Options Chart for Administration of Epinephrine in Schools 
Prior to administering epinephrine in the school setting, district boards of education and school governing bodies should develop policies consistent with the laws and regulations of New York state.(3/28/17) 

Emergency Epinephrine and Epinephrine Auto-Injectors (EAI's) in the School Setting FAQs (9/17/17)

Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Products, Training and Administration Options For School Personnel
Learn about the four epinephrine auto-injectors currently available on the market, plus where to find product information and training videos, from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), (8/29/2018) 

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Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Disposal

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Disposal
The FDA does not consider the epinephrine salts in epinephrine auto-injectors to be hazardous waste. Therefore, epinephrine auto-injectors should be disposed of in the same manner as other sharps.(FDA 08/2018) 

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Drug Safety/Disposal Website
Provides information for consumers and institutions 

Epinephrine Dosing Guidance

AAP Journal of Pediatrics: Self-injectable Epinephrine for First-Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (2007)
Provides guidance for dosing based on weight.  
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID)-Food Allergy
Contains resources on research and most current clinical guidelines in allergy management-including dosing. 

NASN Resources-Sample Policy, Protocols, and Training

NASN Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Toolkit
Provides resources on sample policies and protocols,  allergy/anaphylaxis management and EAI training  for school nurses and "Get Trained"  for school staff. 

Voluntary Data Reporting

NYSCSH Epinephrine Administration Reporting Form
NYSCSH voluntary reporting tool for Epinephrine administration in the school setting. 

Page Updated 3/29/22