Epinephrine for schools (February 2015 School Leader Update)
The 86th General Assembly, in Senate File 462, established that school districts and accredited nonpublic schools may stock an Epinephrine auto-injector supply and directed the Department of Education to adopt rules necessary for schools to voluntarily implement the Act. This new chapter includes rules for the implementation of Senate File 462. The Epinephrine administrative rules are final and can be viewed by following the link: Chapter 14 Iowa School Health Services.
School nurses may locate the reporting form and epinephrine training resources for unlicensed authorized personnel by following the link: Epinephrine Reporting Form and Training Resources.
Schools who have adopted a policy and would like resources to access a free program for the procurement of Epinephrine auto injectors that is currently available, follow this link: Procurement of Epinephrine.
For additional questions on Chapter 14 or training on stock Epinephrine, you may contact our school nurse consultant Melissa Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-281-5327. For additional information and assistance in the development of a policy, you may contact your legal counsel or the Iowa Association of School Boards at 515-288-1991 or Iowa Association of School Boards website.