Medication Administration Policy
required by students should be given at home by the parent or guardian
parent/guardian shall inform the school nurse of any medication to be
taken at school.
- All medication
must be in the original package or pharmacy labeled container.
order for the school nurse to administer medications, the prescribing
physician must complete an “Authorization
for Administration of Medicines”
form or provide a written physician’s order.
parent/guardian must complete a “Parent
Authorization For Administration of Medication Form” or provide a
note specifying the name of the medication, dosage, time and duration
(days) for medication administration.
Long-term maintenance medications or controlled
substances must be delivered by the parent, guardian, or designated adult. If
unable to personally deliver this medication, alternative plans must be
approved by the school nurse.
student may deliver short-term medication, such as antibiotics or
decongestants. The medication container needs to be in a sealed envelope
addressed to the school nurse. The student must deliver the medication to
the nurse immediately upon entering the school building. The parent or
guardian should notify the school nurse by telephone prior to the student
arriving to school with the medication.
Ibuprofen and antacids will be administered if indicated by a parent
signature on the emergency care card. These medications will be
administered in a limited number prior to requesting an individual order
from the student’s private physician for further administration of this
including over the counter medications, may only be administered by
licensed medical practitioners.
medications brought to the school shall be securely stored in a locked
medication cart located in the nurse’s office.
10. Students may carry
medications such as asthma inhalers, epinephrine, and insulin if necessary and
after being evaluated
by the school nurse. Written instructions must be obtained
from the student’s physician and parent or guardian.