Required Report: Availability of undesignated “stock” epinephrine in Illinois schools, both public and private, that have implemented stock epinephrine program.
A school district, public school, or nonpublic school may, but is not required to, maintain a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors. As per
Public Act 099-0711, the following information is required to be reported by any school district, public school, or nonpublic school that maintains a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors. The information is also required if the district or school has an independent contractor providing transportation to students who maintain a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors.
Please submit this information for the past school year (2016-17) to ISBE if your school district, public school, or nonpublic school maintained a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors or had an independent contractor providing transportation to students who maintained a supply of undesignated epinephrine auto-injectors.
Please submit this form as soon as possible and no later than Oct. 1, 2017.
- A worksheet
Undesignated Epinephrine Policy Worksheet is provided so that you can complete the information beforehand, have it reviewed by the superintendent or head administrator, and enter into the Reporting Form linked here. Reporting Form:
Undesignated Epinephrine Policy
- Please do not confuse the Worksheet (to be used by the district or school if desired) with the reporting form (which is linked to ISBE for data collection).
- Please do not send the worksheet to ISBE. The worksheet is clearly labeled Worksheet and does not transmit any data to ISBE. The reporting form is clearly labeled Undesignated Epinephrine Policy and is linked to ISBE data.
Free Epi-Pen® to schools who have physician orders for stock epinephrine
The Illinois Emergency Epinephrine Act,
PA97-0361, allows schools to stock a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, authorizes schools to enter into an agreement with a physician to provide the school with a prescription to obtain the auto-injectors, and gives school nurses (RN) the power to administer the epinephrine to any student whom the registered nurse believes is having an anaphylactic reaction.
Mylan© Pharmaceuticals has agreed to provide free epinephrine auto-injectors (Epi-Pen®) again this school year to all schools that have a standing order for this emergency drug. The program requirements are: 1) school must have a doctor’s order for the use of this drug and 2) a representative of the school or district must sign the order form. The instructions and order forms can be accessed at
The Illinois Attorney General's office and other agencies and associations last year produced the “Physician’s Toolkit”, which among other objectives, can assist a physician in writing the school prescription. The “toolkit” also answers physician questions on liability.