Administration of Epinephrine



Authorized Health-care Provider


Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Unassigned Epinephrine Auto-Injector

Policy Permitted


  1. A designated campus department to coordinate and manage policy implementation that includes:
    1. Conducting an assessment;
    2. Training of institution personnel;
    3. Acquiring or purchasing, storing, and using unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors; and
    4. Disposing of expired unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors;
  2. Personnel who can be trained to administer unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors;
  3. Locations of unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors;
  4. Procedures for notifying local emergency medical services when a person is suspected of experiencing anaphylaxis and when an epinephrine auto-injector is administered; and
  5. A plan to replace, as soon as reasonably possible, any unassigned epinephrine auto-injector that is used or close to expiration.

Submission to DSHS


Availability of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors


  1. Consultation with campus police, office of risk management, office of food services, office of housing, office of health services, or any department involved with student well-being;
  2. Campus geography, including high risk areas; and
  3. Student population size.



  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.

Records Retention

Dallas College



DATE ISSUED: 12/9/2020