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Epinephrine Auto-injectors At Institutions Of Higher Education

Concerning the requirement to acquire epinephrine auto-injectors for placement at institutions of higher education.
2023 Regular Session
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Public Health
Bill Summary

The act requires each institution of higher education (institution) to acquire and stock a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors. The act encourages each institution to place epinephrine auto-injectors in sufficient quantities in emergency public access stations to ensure reasonable availability to a person perceived to be experiencing anaphylaxis.

The act encourages the person, immediately after using an epinephrine auto-injector, to make a 911 emergency call.

The act encourages an institution to accept a donation of a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors that meets standards established by the federal food and drug administration, and to accept gifts, grants, and donations, including in-kind donations, designated for obtaining a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors.

The act requires each institution to adopt a policy concerning the placement of epinephrine auto-injectors that focuses on areas where students gather in the largest volumes, including in dormitories and dining halls.

The act provides immunity for any person who acts reasonably and in good faith to furnish or administer an epinephrine auto-injector to an individual the person reasonably believes is experiencing anaphylaxis.

APPROVED by Governor June 6, 2023

EFFECTIVE June 6, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


Became Law


Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details