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Medication Administration Information

A student may receive prescription medication at school if the following procedure is followed:

  1. A medication consent form is completed by the parent/guardian.
  2. The prescription medication is in the original container.
  3. A written order from the licensed prescriber is either brought by the parent/guardian or faxed to the school clinic. This must be received by the clinic before the medication can be given.

A student may receive over the counter medication at school if the following procedure is followed:

  1.  A medication consent form is completed by the parent/guardian.
  2.  The medication is in the original packaging.

Please Note:

  1. No medication will be accepted in a baggie, film canister, wrapped in foil or tissue or in any container that is not the original container for that medication.
  2. Parents/Guardians or another responsible adult must bring any student medication to the school clinic. No medication is allowed to be transported by a student on a school bus.
  3. A student may not possess any prescription or over the counter medications on school property-the exception being emergency prescription medications for which parent/guardian and physician permission have been obtained.
  4. Expired medication will not be administered by school personnel.
  5. Medication dosages that exceed the recommended daily dosage as indicated in the Physician's Desk Reference will not  be administered by school personnel. In such cases, parents may make arrangements to come to school to give the medication.
  6. Please do not bring narcotic pain relievers to school for your child.  If your child's pain is severe enough to warrant this degree of pain reliever-he/she should be at home. These medications affect your child's ability to function and are unsafe to use while at school.  

PARENTS/GUARDIANS HAVE UNTIL THE LAST DAY OF  SCHOOL TO PICK-UP ANY UNUSED MEDICATION. ANY MEDICATION NOT PICKED UP BY THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL WILL BE DISCARDED BY CLINIC PERSONNEL. Please contact your child's school nurse if further information is required.