Administration of Epinephrine




Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Policy Permitted

  1. The number of epinephrine auto-injectors available at each campus;
  2. The process for each institution of higher education to check the inventory of epinephrine auto-injectors at regular intervals for expiration and replacement; and
  3. The amount of training required for personnel or volunteers to administer an epinephrine auto-injector.
  1. Must require that the institution's campuses have personnel or volunteers authorized and trained to administer an epinephrine auto-injector present; and
  2. Shall include the policy in the institution's student handbook or similar publication and publish the policy on the institution's internet website.


  1. The age of the person who received the administration of the epinephrine auto-injector;
  2. Whether the person who received the administration of the epinephrine auto-injector was a student, a personnel member, or a visitor;
  3. The physical location where the epinephrine auto-injector was administered;
  4. The number of doses of epinephrine auto-injector administered;
  5. The title of the person who administered the epinephrine auto-injector; and
  6. Any other information required by the commissioner of state health services.

Employee Training

  1. Include information on:
    1. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis;
    2. Administering an epinephrine auto-injector;
    3. Implementing emergency procedures, if necessary, after administering an epinephrine auto-injector; and
    4. Properly disposing of used or expired epinephrine auto-injectors; and
  2. Be provided in a formal training session or through online education and be completed annually.




Immunity from Discipline

  1. Issuing an order for epinephrine auto-injectors;
  2. Supervising or delegating the administration of an epinephrine auto-injector;
  3. Possessing an epinephrine auto-injector;
  4. Maintaining an epinephrine auto-injector;
  5. Storing an epinephrine auto-injector;
  6. Disposing of an epinephrine auto-injector;
  7. Prescribing an epinephrine auto-injector;
  8. Dispensing an epinephrine auto-injector;
  9. Administering, or assisting in administering, an epinephrine auto-injector;
  10. Providing, or assisting in providing, training, consultation, or advice in the development, adoption, or implementation of policies, guidelines, rules, or plans; or
  11. Undertaking any other act permitted or required under this subchapter.

Vernon College



DATE ISSUED: 12/5/2019