There are times when students need medication at school. We will gladly assist your child with all medication needs, but the following state regulations must be adhered to:
1. All medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, MUST have a signed permission form entitled “School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization”
2. For prescription medications, a physician signature and a parent signature is required. NO PRESCRIPTION MEDICINES MAY BE GIVEN WITHOUT THIS FORM SIGNED BY BOTH PARENT AND PHYSICIAN.
3. For over-the-counter medications, including cough drops and ointments, a “School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization” form is also needed. The parent's signature will allow medication to be given for two weeks. If medication is needed for a longer period of time, the parent must sign a new form every two weeks or a Physician's directive may be obtained for extended periods of medication administration. The parent must also provide the medication that the child needs to take. Schools are not allowed to keep stock medicines such as Tylenol or Advil. No exceptions can be made. NO medication may be administered at school until BOTH signed permission and accompanying medication are obtained.
4. All medication must be brought in the original, UNOPENED container. Prescription medication must be brought in the labeled pharmacy bottle with your child’s name on it. No medication will be accepted loose in a plastic bag or otherwise unidentifiable.
5. All medication is to be delivered by the parent to the nurse or an adult in the office. Please do not send medication to the school by your student in a book bag. We do not want to place your child in the position of being responsible for medication until the appropriate school personnel can take possession of it.
6. Controlled medications like Ritalin must be counted when brought to school. Please wait while the nurse or school employee counts the medication.
7. No medication is to be kept by the student. Medication is to be stored in the health room. If your child uses an inhaler for asthma or an Epi-pen for allergic reactions and needs to keep it on his/her person, use the same form; however, a parent and physician must sign the self-medication sections.