Medication Administration at School
Please make every effort to give your child's medication at home. School staff may administer medication either prescription of Over-the-Counter (OTC) only upon receiving the authorizatio to administer medication form completed by the health care provider and signed by the provider and parent/legal guardian.
Provisions are also provided for students to self-administer emergency and/or rescue medicine per medical provider approval. Medications classified as narcotic, stimulant, or controlled substance may not be self-administered or carried at school by any student at any grade level. Medications for ADD/ADHD that are classified as controlled substance must be kept, stored and given to student only by school personnel trained by school nurse.
For medications needed to be administered at school, provide an updated medication form to the school nurse at the beginning of each academic school year and any time there is a change in the medication, dosage, administration time, or route. The parent/legal guardian is responsible for bringing the medication to the school and/or picking up unused medication at the end of the school year. Unclaimed medication will be properly disposed in a safe and proper manner.
(All medication administration authorization form is only valid for the current school year)
Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medication Administration at School
With a signed consent from parent/guardian, the student may receive over-the-counter medications to relieve their symptoms and allow them to have a successful school day. If you would like your child to receive OTC at school, please indicate your preferences in the consent form. The school nurse will assess your child and appropriate measures may be utilized before medication is administered. The use of OTC medications is limited to three (3) doses in one month and if the child needs to take medications more frequently, a doctor's evaluation and medication order will be required. Medications may be added or deleted from the authorization form at any time during the school year by contacting the school nurse.
Signed OTC consent form is only valid for the current school year.