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 a current pharmacy labeled container with student's name, physician name, name of medication, strength, dosage, time interval and route when appropriate. No medication will be accepted loose in a plastic bag or otherwise unidentifiable container.
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 with your student. 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. Controlled substances cannot be approved for self-administration by a licensed prescriber.
7. No student will be permitted to carry or possess any type of medication, whether Prescription or Over the Counter, on his/her person at any time (except emergency medications and approved medications prescribed for self-administration.)
8. School personnel will not administer natural remedies, herbs and/or nutritional supplements without the explicit order of an authorized prescriber, parent authorization, verification that the product is safe to administer to children in the prescribed dosage and reasonable information regarding therapeutic and untoward effects.