Guidelines for Medications at School
All medication must be in the container in which it was dispensed by the prescribing health care provider or licensed pharmacist.
Any student needing to take medication during school hours must have a signed Medication Authorization form from the parent or guardian and a properly completed physician’s statement.
The School Nurse may not give over-the-counter medication unless prescribed by a health care provider. A Medication authorization form must be completed.
No verbal orders can be taken. Any changes in medication must also be in writing from the health care provider.
The authorization by the physician can be on a prescription pad or other form, as long as it has all the information required on the Medication authorization card. It can be attached to the card signed by the parent.
This form must be renewed each year or if the medication or dosage is changed.
Medications ordered three times a day or less, unless a time is specified, may not need to be taken at school. The medication might be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.
At the end of the school year, or if the medication is discontinued, the parent must pick up any remaining medication, or sign a release form. If the medication is not picked up by the specified date, it will be disposed of.