Epinephrine Auto-Injector Program Certifications for NYS Children's Camps

Fact Sheet - March 2016

Section 3000-c of Public Health Law permits children's camps to establish an epinephrine auto-injector program to stock and allow specially trained camp staff to use an epinephrine auto-injector device to treat life-threatening allergic reactions (also known as anaphylaxis). Please refer to the Fact Sheet, Epinephrine Auto-Injector Use by Children's Camps for more detailed information about establishing an epinephrine auto-injector program at a camp.

To participate in an auto-injector program, children's camp operators must develop, sign and implement a collaborative agreement with an emergency heath care provider (physician or hospital) who will oversee the camp's program. The camp's emergency health care provider should determine which of the following approved courses will be used to train camp staff.

Provider Certification Title
American Red Cross Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training
Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Auto Injector
Lifesaving Enterprises Epinephrine Auto-Injector Training
New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services2 Training Program Outline for Unlicensed or Uncertified Personnel to Administer Epinephrine by Auto-Injector in Life-Threatening Situations


  1. Courses Require Annual Recertification
  2. The Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (BEMS) does not provide training to camp staff; however, their approved training curriculum is available for use by the camp's emergency health care provider, or individual designated by the emergency health care provider, to provide the training to camp staff. Additionally, the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services Policy Statement on Epinephrine Auto-Injectors is available.