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Epinephrine Auto-Injector Policy Repository Procedures

With the passage of Senate Bill 1367, 85th Legislative Session, Regular Session, 2017, institutions of higher education (IHEs) are allowed to adopt and put in place epinephrine auto-injector policies (Texas Education Code, Sec. 51.882). 

If an IHE adopts such a policy, they must send a copy of the policy and any amendments to DSHS.  

Submitting Policies to DSHS

An IHE that adopts a policy must submit a PDF copy of the policy and any policy amendments to the DSHS School Health Program (program) at schoolhealth@dshs.texas.gov.

A program representative will confirm receipt of the policy or amendment within ten business days.

IHE policies and amendments need to include the following information:

  • Name of the institution
  • Policy name
  • Date of adoption 
  • Date of amendments

The program will maintain a record of the most current policy and policy amendments. IHE policies are available to the public through the DSHS open records process.

Requests for Policies or Policy Amendments

To request a copy of an IHE’s policy, please submit a request by mail or email. Include the institution location if more than one campus exists in Texas.

All requests must:

  • Be in writing;
  • Include the name of the institution;
  • Include the requestor’s name, address or other contact information;
  • Include a clear description of the requested records;
  • Be sent via mail or email to the DSHS Open Records Coordinator.

Read more about the open records policy. DSHS follows open records laws for requests of public information. 

Mail:

Texas Department of State Health Services 
Attn: Open Records Request 
PO Box 149347, MC 1945 
Austin, TX 78714-9347 

Email:

openrecords@dshs.texas.gov  
Write “Open Records Request” in the subject line. 

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Last updated March 5, 2021