Administration of Medicine

The state law and regulations pertaining to the administration of medication to students by school personnel have changed. Please be aware of the following policies, which must be observed before any medication can be given.

DO – Obtain a signed, written order from the physician/dentist which includes: the student’s name, the name of the medication, the dose prescribed, the frequency of the dose, the reason for prescribing, the start date, the finish date, side effects to look for and any special instructions.

DO – Send in a signed permission as the parent/guardian to allow school personnel to administer the medication.

DO – Transport the medication to school yourself or with another responsible adult. EXCEPTION: Secondary students with the order and permission to self-medicate using asthma inhalers only.

DO – Send only a 45-day supply or less of any medication.

DO – Pick up unused medication after the “stop date”. Medication not picked up after two weeks will be disposed of.

DO – Obtain a signed, written order from the physician/dentist which includes: the student’s name, the name of the medication, the dose prescribed, the frequency of the dose, the reason for prescribing, the start date, the finish date, side effects to look for and any special instructions. FORMS MAY BE OBTAINED FROM ANY SCHOOL NURSE.

DO NOT – Send any medication to school without the doctor’s order, parent

DO NOT – Request medication to be given outside of school hours.

DO NOT – Put medication in any other container than the one you purchased it in.