Updated June 2016
Epi-Pen Laws and Camps
Childhood allergies are on the rise. According to research conducted by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, twenty-five percent of children have their first allergic reaction at school or while participating in out-of-school activities—such as camp.
Recently, state legislatures have begun to see the importance of allowing camps to obtain and administer epinephrine auto-injectors (*). Twenty-six states have passed legislation to allow an authorized entity, such as a camp, to do just that.