Administration of Medication
Administration of medications, especially short term, should be done at home whenever possible. However, if a student is required to take prescription or non-prescription medication during the school day, the following guidelines must be met:
- A General Medication Consent Form from a dentist or practitioner is required, stating the student's name, the name of the medication, the dosage, the time, and the duration of time that it is to be given, along with the parent's/guardian's signature.
- Medication must be in a container that has been labeled by the pharmacy and has the most current prescription date. Over-the-counter medication must be in a sealed, unopened new bottle.
- All medicine must be picked up by a parent at the end of the school year. Medicine not picked up will be disposed.
In some situations, accommodations can be made for students with asthma and with potential for severe allergic reactions to self-administer their inhaled asthma medication or their auto-injectable (epi-pen) medication. These situations require additional forms to be completed. Additional questions and concerns may be directed to the registered nurse at your school.
Medication forms are available for your convenience. Your child's school should also have a copy.