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.



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