Auto injectable epinephrine in schools and certain entities, and asthma inhalers in schools.
Act 1108 of 2015 authorizes schools and certain entities to acquire and stock auto-injectable epinephrine.
Act 851 of 2019 authorizes schools to acquire and stock asthma inhalers.
A requirement of these laws is to obtain specific training for the administration of auto-injectable epinephrine and asthma inhalers. The training requirements for auto-injectable epinephrine may be via a physician's office or an approved training program. Please contact the Arkansas Department of Education for guidance on school requirements specific to asthma inhaler training.
List of approved epinephrine training programs:
- American Heart Association or then can contact their local AHA training site here
- American Red Cross
- Code Ana
The asthma inhaler training requirement for schools must be provided by an authorized health care professional. Below are the certificates:
Establishments administering auto-injectable epinephrine are required to submit a report to ADH. Click here for the report form.
Submit report forms to Arkansas Department of Health:
- firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Fax to 501-661-2769
Rules Pertaining to Public Access to Auto-Injectable Epinephrine