HHSC Adopts New Child Care Rules for Voluntary Administration, Maintenance of Unassigned Epinephrine Auto-Injectors

November 23, 2021

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission adopted rules relating to the voluntary administration and maintenance of unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors. The rules are effective October 25, 2021.

The adopted rules are in:

  • Chapter 742, Minimum Standard for Listed Family Homes
  • Chapter 743, Minimum Standards for Shelter Care
  • Chapter 744, Minimum Standards for School-Age and Before or After-School Programs
  • Chapter 745, Licensing, Subchapter D, Application Process, Division 11, Employer-Based Child-Care
  • Chapter 746, Minimum Standards for Child-Care Centers
  • Chapter 748, Minimum Standards for General Residential Operations

The rules allow child-care facilities, employer-based child-care operations, shelter care operations, and listed family homes to voluntarily adopt policies for the maintenance, administration, and disposal of unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors.

Child Care Regulation (CCR) has added resources regarding anaphylaxis and epinephrine auto-injectors to the CCR Technical Assistance Library, including a guide with information about the training requirements related to maintenance and administration of unassigned epinephrine auto-injectors.

Review the adopted rules, highlighted versions of the adopted rules, revision memos that outline the changes, and updated minimum standard publications on the Minimum Standards webpage.