Allergy | Anaphylaxis Management | Epinephrine

NYSED Guidelines

Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools (NYSED 2022)
Provides a framework for developing policies and procedures for medication administration in public and non-public schools as defined in state law and regulation.

Caring for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies Manual
Developed by NYSDOH, NYSED, and the NYSCSH. It contains guidance for developing district anaphylaxis policies and other resource tools such as education for school staff, care plans, 504 plans, IEP's, IHP's field trips, and classroom and environmental planning.

Note: This manual was published in 2008 and will be revised at a later date. This document predates laws regarding the administration of epinephrine auto-injectors.  Please see the Guidelines for Medication Management in Schools for the most up-to-date information on administering this medication.

Non-Patient Specific Standing Order and Protocol Guidelines
Practice Alerts from the NYS Office of Professions. Describes requirements for non-patient-specific orders, anaphylaxis, and EAI recording and reporting protocol.


Information for Schools Regarding New Law for Emergency Epinephrine Use (NYSED 2/26/15)
Note: this has been updated, and a collaborative agreement is no longer required. Please read this update regarding the changes as of March 2017 below,

Use of Epinephrine Auto-Injector Devices in the School Setting (NYSED 6/2002)  

Clarification about Administering Immunizations and Anaphylactic Agents by RNs using Non-Patient Specific Orders & Protocols (NYSED 10/3/01)
Provides information on the ability of an LPN to administer epinephrine in an emergency situation.

Provisions of Law Concerning the Administration of Immunizations & Anaphylactic Agents by RNs Utilizing Non-Patient Specific Orders & Protocols (NYSED 2/27/01)
Provides specific requirements on documentation, retention, and reporting of incidents to EMS and the persons' health care provider.

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