Student Medication Procedures:
Whenever possible, medication should be given before or after school. When medication is needed in school, a physician order is required before the medication can be administered.
The medication is to be transported to and from school by a parent/guardian.
- Medication must be in a pharmacy-labeled bottle: The label must include name of drug, student’s name, dosage, route and frequency. Medication will only be given from a properly labeled container; Epi-pens and inhalers require a label on the device, not just the box it comes in (Upon request, the pharmacist will provide two labeled bottles).
- Controlled Medication: Parents/Guardians are responsible for bringing controlled medication to school. All controlled medication needs to be counted and documented by the parent/guardian and the health office staff when brought into school.
- Medication disposal: All medications will be disposed of after the expiration date and/or if not picked up on the last day of school. Parents/Guardians are responsible for supplying new and current medication/equipment and picking up medication/equipment on or before the last day of school.
Parent Authorization Forms (download forms below)
- Authorization for Administration of Medication at School: This form needs to be completed by the physician ordering the medication and a parent/guardian. If your child is in Kindergarten through 6th grade this form will need to be completed for any type of medication that may need to be given during school hours. Students in 7th-12th grade will need this form completed for all prescription meds or any over-the-counter meds that are taken on a routine basis during school hours.
- Over-The-Counter Self-Carry Self-Administer Medication Authorization (Secondary Only): This form can only be used for students in 7th-12th grade. This applies to over-the-counter pain relief medications, such as Acetaminophen and/or NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen only. A parent/guardian can authorize for their child to self-carry and self-administer under their direction and following label directions. There are strict guidelines that need to be followed and agreed to by parent, student and nursing. The LSN will have the final decision if this med/situation needs to have a physician order.
- Student Self-carry and Self-administration: This is a request for a student to carry a medication and take the medication when scheduled or needed during school hours. A physician and parent/guardian signature is required. The student will need to meet with the LPN/LSN. This request will be considered on a case by case situation (This is often requested for inhalers, Epi-pens, glucose monitoring & insulin).
Authorization for Administration of Medication at School
Authorization for Discontinuation of Medication at School