Emergency Epinephrine

Emergency Epinephrine Act

In 2013, the Georgia General Assembly authorized public and private schools to acquire and stock a supply of auto-injectable epinephrine, and to authorize trained lay personnel to administer epinephrine to students experiencing an anaphylactic reaction.  To encourage schools to take advantage of the law, the legislature also granted immunity from civil liability for persons who choose in good faith to administer or not administer epinephrine in the school setting.  Code Section 20-2-776.2.

In 2015, the Georgia General Assembly expanded this authorization to include an organization designated by the Georgia Department of Health as eligible to acquired and stock auto-injectable epinephrine.   As with the previous school legislation, persons who are trained and designated by those organizations to administer epinephrine enjoy immunity from civil liability for their good faith decision to administer or not administer epinephrine.  Code Section 31-1-15.

The Department of Public Health has designated the following types of organizations as eligible under Code Section 31-1-15 to acquire, stock, and administer auto-injectable epinephrine.  To take advantage of the law, such organizations need only register with the Department as explained below.

List of organizations that are eligible to register:

  • Airport
  • Churches, Religious Institutions
  • City/County/State Government Offices
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Concert Venues
  • Daycare Centers
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Factories
  • Hotels/Motels/Resorts/Spas/Tourist Accommodations
  • Museums
  • Private/Corporate Offices
  • Recreation/Sports Camps
  • Restaurants
  • Scouting Units/Units and Districts
  • Shopping Malls
  • Sports Arenas
  • State Parks
  • Theme Parks/Water Parks
  • Youth Sports Leagues

Epinephrine Auto-Injector Products

Epinephrine Injection, USP Auto-Injector (Authorized generic of Adrenaclick®-) is a disposable, prefilled automatic injection device (auto-injector) used to treat life-threatening, allergic emergencies (Type 1), including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for, or have a history of, serious allergic emergencies.

Epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector is intended for immediate administration as emergency therapy only and is not a replacement or substitute for immediate medical care. Talk with your healthcare provider about how to properly use the auto-injector.

Epi-Pen® Auto-injector (Mylan Specialty L.P) EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors (0.3 and 0.15 mg epinephrine) are used for the injection of epinephrine, the first-line treatment for life-threatening allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Coupons may be available on the website and from the manufacturer. A training video is available.

AUVI‑Q® (epinephrine injection, USP) is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, in people who are at risk for or have a history of serious allergic reactions (AUVI-Q 0.3 mg, AUVI-Q 0.15 mg or AUVI-Q 0.1 mg).

AUVI-Q is intended for immediate administration in patients who are determined to be at increased risk for anaphylaxis, including individuals with a history of anaphylactic reactions.

AUVI-Q is intended for immediate self-administration as emergency supportive therapy only and is not a substitute for immediate medical care.

Online Demonstration Videos - Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto-Injector - Online Courses

American Red Cross

This online course will teach you the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and how to care for a person having a severe allergic reaction including how to administer epinephrine using an auto-injector device. The course which includes video activities that reinforce key information and a learning assessment will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Emergency Epinephrine Registry

Any organization seeking to acquire, stock and administer epinephrine auto-injector must register with the department. Once registration is complete, you will receive a unique identification number, an Emergency Epinephrine Identification Number (EEI# 123).  This number should be kept on file.

Following administration of the stock epinephrine auto–injectable, your organization will need to complete the online form, the Epinephrine Administration Report found in the registry. Completion of this form will allow the department to monitor the incidence and details of Emergency Epinephrine administration in Georgia. You will need the emergency identification number to submit the report.  Upon completion and submission of this form, you will have the opportunity to print a copy for your own records.

Send questions related to Emergency Epinephrine to [email protected].



Page last updated 03/27/2024