Entity/Public Venue Stock Epinephrine
With the rise of allergies in the US, having stock epinephrine in public venues like theme parks, restaurants, sports arenas, college campuses and daycare centers is becoming a necessity.
Currently, 31 states have now passed what are called "entity laws" (as of March 1, 2018) legislation that permits venues to stock epinephrine auto-injectors, with the intent to reduce response time when a sudden anaphylactic reaction occurs. To learn more about your state's current law, please check below.
These state have PENDING Entity Stock Legislation: Hawaii, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.
These states do NOT have entity laws: Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kansas, Louisana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and Wyoming.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
States Without Entity Laws
Contact your state legislator to champion your effort. Express to your legislator that epinephrine entity stocking laws help ensure the safety of the public and have minimal downside.
Click here to be directed to the Food Allergy Research & Education Toolkit for Advocating for Undesignated Stock Epinephrine in Your Community.
States With Entity Laws
Identify local entities/venues covered under the law and reach out to them directly to request they stock undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors.
- Explain the law to the business owner/manager
- Educate entities about anaphylaxis and epinephrine
- Provide them with appropriate training information
College & Universities
Some states have passed college and university specific laws that allow, but does not require, these institutions to stock undesignated epinephrine. Many states have passed broader "entitiy" regulations that include colleges and universities. The following states have specific laws that address this issue.
Indiana - IC 21- 44.5
New Hampshire - Chapter 200-N
New Jersey - Chapter 211
Virgina - SB 944. Chapter 304
Alabama - Act 2016-193
Arizona - Chapter 85 (2016)
Arkansas - Act 1108
California - Chapter 374, Statutes 0f 2016
Colorado - Article 47 of Title 25. C.R.S.
Florida - Chapter 14-141
Georgia - Act 56
Idaho - SB 1322
Illinois - Public Act 99-0711
Indiana - House Enrolled Act 1454
Iowa - Section 135.185
Kentucky - 311.647
Maine - Chapter 423
Michigan - Public Act 221 of 2015
Minnesota - 144.999
Missouri - SB 501
Nevada - Chapter 450B of NRS
New Hampshire - Chapter 39 (2016)
New Jersey - Bill A-4094/S-2884
New York - Public Health Law Article 30
North Carolina - Session Law 2015-247
Ohio - HB200
Oklahoma - Section 6002 or Title 59
Oregon - Chapter 486
Rhode Island - RIGL Chapter 23 - 6.4
South Carolina - Act No. 156
Tennessee - SB 1989
Utah - SB 147
Washington - 2016 c 10 § 1.
West Virgina - Chapter 16 Article 50
Wisconsin - 2015 Wisconsin Act 35