Sometimes medications need to be given during school hours. In school, medication can be administered only by the school nurse. Certain procedures must be followed to ensure the safety of all children. No medication will be given, including over-the-counter products, without parental and medical authorization for administration. Forms may be obtained through the main office or the school nurse, or may be downloaded directly.
If your child needs to be on medication in school, please follow these guidelines:
1. PRESCRIPTION ORDER - When you go to the doctor, have the doctor write an order and it will be filed with the school nurse. Your physician can fax an order for medication to school.
2. LABELED PRESCRIPTION CONTAINER - At the pharmacy, ask for a
container for school with a complete prescription label on it, or if it's an over-the-counter medication, the label on the container is sufficient.
3. PERMISSION SLIP - The request to administer must be signed by the parent.
4. PERSONAL ADULT DELIVERY - Parent/guardian MUST bring the medication into school personally. Do not send with your child.
SPECIAL MEDICATION CONCERNS
In some circumstances, EpiPens and inhalers may be allowed to be carried by students. Please contact the school nurse for more specific information.