MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
Requirements for Students to Take Medication at School
If a student needs to take medication during school hours, the district requires the following:
1. Parents submit a written request giving permission for administration. Renew all requests at the beginning of each school year.
2. Parents provide a doctor’s order for the school nurse to administer the medication during school hours.
3. Parents, or designated adults, deliver all prescription and non-prescription medications to the school nurse. If the nurse is unavailable, the medications can be delivered to the front office. Students and bus/van drivers are not allowed to bring medications to school.
4. Clearly label all medications with:
student’s name and address
directions for use (dosage, frequency, time of administration and any other special instructions)
name of licensed prescriber
prescription serial number,
date originally filled
name of medication
amount dispensed, if applicable
The school nurse administers all medications. In the event of an emergency, a district employee may administer medication. However, students may possess and use asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors as long as they are authorized in writing by parents for self-administration.
All medication is stored in the original package/pharmacy-labeled container, and kept in a locked cabinet.
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