Epinephrine Auto-Injector Policy Repository Procedures
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, it must send a copy of the policy and any amendments to DSHS.
Submit a Policy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A program representative will confirm receipt of the policy or amendment within 10 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.
Request a Policy 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.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Attn: Open Records Request
PO Box 149347, MC 1945
Austin, TX 78714-9347
Write “Open Records Request” in the subject line.