U.S. & Canada Anaphylaxis Laws, Guidelines
- Ontario’s legislation – Sabrina’s Law, the precedent-setting anaphylaxis legislation
- Alberta policy – ASBA Allergy and Anaphylaxis Policy Advisory
- British Columbia – Ministerial Order: British Columbia Anaphylaxis and Child Safety Framework / Anaphylaxis Protection Order
- Manitoba – 2008 law / Bill 232: The Public Schools Amendment Act (Anaphylaxis Policies)
- New Brunswick policy – Health Support Services policy for anaphylaxis
- Nova Scotia guidelines – schools follow Anaphylaxis in Schools & Other Settings Handbook
- Ontario: For Teachers and Principals – Ontario e-workshop
- Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario resource – Members Advisory on Sabrina’s Law
- Prince Edward Island – Minister’s Directive: Procedures for Dealing with Life-Threatening Allergies
In addition to the federal FAAMA, several states have published (or are about to publish) statewide school food allergy guidelines: Massachusetts, Connecticut (law), Mississippi, New Jersey (law), New York (law), Tennessee (law), Texas (law) Vermont (law), Washington, Arizona, West Virginia, Colorado (law), Missouri, Illinois and Ohio. Below are links to those guidelines; plus other regional anaphylaxis policies.
- FAAMA – Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act: expert explains the new federal act.
- CDC on guidelines being developed under FAAMA, see Sect. 112.
- AAFA’s Annual Report: State of Asthma and Allergy Policies for Schools.
- Arizona state guidelines – Supporting Children with Life Threatening Food Allergies: School Resource
- California – Sect. 49414 of the state Education Code
California State PTA Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis in Schools Resolution; Helpful California school resources via the San Diego Food Allergy support group
- Colorado law – Senate Bill 226: School Children’s Asthma and Anaphylaxis Health Management Act
- Connecticut law – Act Concerning Food Allergies and the Prevention of Life-threatening Incidents in Schools.
Guidelines for Managing Life-Threatening Food Allergies in Connecticut. Schools, resulting from the law.
Connecticut law – Act Concerning the Use of Anaphylaxis Medical Devices while at School
- Delaware – Law – Senate Bill 257 – The ability to assist in the administration of medications to students.
- District of Columbia – Law – The Healthy School Fund, Health & Wellness Public School Policies
- Florida school districts policy review and state position.
- Georgia – Law – House Bill 337 – Use and administration of Epinephrine in Schools
- Idaho – Department of Education & Child Nutrition Programs (CNP) Special Dietary Needs Guidlines
- Illinois Food Allergy Guidelines: school boards required to implement policies based on these guidelines.
- Aug. 2011 – Illinois passes law allowing schools to stock and use epinephrine auto-injector.
- Indiana – Food Allergy Book reference for Teachers & Students , Team Nutrition – Food Allergy Guidlines
- Kansas epinephrine law – House Bill 2008: Administration and Maintenance of Epinephrine in Schools
- Kentucky – School Health Services Guidlines 2010
- Maryland law – House Bill 26: Public Schools – Children with Anaphylactic Allergies:Reduction of Risk; 2009 guidelines
- Massachussetts doesn’t have law, but guidelines are among the best – Managing Life Threatening Food Allergies in School
- Michigan – Law – Senate Bill 233: proposed amendment to the Revised School Code
- Mississippi guidelines – Managing Food Allergies in Mississippi Schools
- Missouri law - School Allergy Policy Law ; 2012 Guidlines
- Nebraska – Rule 59 – Regulations for school health and safety
- New Hampshire – Technical Advisory for ashma and allergy medicatons in schools.
- New Jersey law – Anaphylaxis Law and Guidelines for Schools
- New York State law – Allergy and Anaphylaxis Management Act of 2007, and the 2008 guidelines. New York State medication authorization form.
- New Mexico – individualized health care plan, IHP. Senate Bill 528 – Amending School Discipline Policy of student self-administration of certain medications.
- Ohio – Leglislation that simply requires schools to have a food allergy policy; food allergy policy requirements and guidance.
- Oregon – Senate Bill 611 - Policies to aquire and use epinephrine for emergy use on students.
- Pennsylvania – House Bill 1148: proposed Dept. of Education Wellness Policy.
- Rhode Island law – Sect. 18: Rules & Regulations (2009) for School Health Programs.
- Tennessee law - Brentson’s Law
- Texas state-wide law became effective Sept. 1, 2011.
- Vermont law – Act 158: An Act Relating to Life-Threatening Allergies & Chronic Diseases in Schools. and DOE guidelines.
- AAFA’s description of Vermont model.
- Virginia – Loudoun County Public Schools excellent policy: Caring for Students with Food Allergies in School.
- Washington law – Legislation requiring uniform allergy and asthma prevention and training.
- West Virginia Dept. of Education guidelines for food allergies.
- Wisconsin guidelines on food allergy and anaphylaxis.
- For a list of states with laws or regulations allowing students to carry and/or self-administer epinephrine at school, see FAAN’s website.
Schools & Allergies Resources Hub – click here
Photo of Sabrina Shannon
If you know of any new laws or guidelines that we’ve missed, let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org