WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549


                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                     PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
                         SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

       Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2006

                               Atrion Corporation
               (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)

                         Commission File Number 0-10763

            Delaware                                             63-0821819
  (State or other jurisdiction                                (I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation or organization)                            Identification No.)

                One Allentown Parkway,
                     Allen, Texas                                   75002
       (Address of principal executive offices)                  (Zip Code)

               Registrant's telephone number, including area code
                                 (972) 390-9800

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Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors;
           Appointment of Principal Officers.

On February 27, 2006, the Board of Directors of Atrion Corporation (the
"Company") adopted a resolution increasing the number of persons comprising the
Board of Directors to six and the number of Class I directors to two, and, to
fill the resulting vacancy, Ronald N. (Nicky) Spaulding was elected by the
Company's independent directors as a Class I director for a term expiring at the
Company's 2008 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Spaulding has not yet been
appointed to any committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Spaulding is the
President of International Operations of Guidant Corporation and serves on the
Guidant Management Committee. There was no arrangement or understanding pursuant
to which Mr. Spaulding was selected as a director, and there are no related
party transactions between Mr. Spaulding and the Company that would be
reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

Richard O. Jacobson, who has served as a director of the Company since 1992,
notified the Board of Directors on February 27, 2006 of his decision not to
stand for re-election to the Board of Directors when his current term expires at
the Company's 2006 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Jacobson will continue
serving as a director of the Company until the 2006 annual meeting of
stockholders, which is to be held in May 2006.


     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                       ATRION CORPORATION

                                       By: /s/  Emile A. Battat

                                       Its: Chairman and Chief Operating Officer

Date: March 3, 2006