Medication Policy


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          Medication Policy



Prescription Medications
Prescription medications must be provided in an original pharmacy container with a current label. Prescription medications brought to school in any other container will not be administered. Questions regarding dosage and administration of the medications will be directed to the prescribing physician or the parent/guardian, at the discretion of the District Health Services Staff.

Acetaminophen and ibuprofen Authorization
Written parental permission must be received to administer acetaminophen and ibuprofen products. The product must be furnished by the family and it should be in the original unopened container and properly labeled with the students name.

Physician Order for Medication and Parent/Guardian Authorization
Before any medications will be dispensed by District staff (other than Tylenol and Ibuprofen), a Physician Order for Medication  form signed by the parent/guardian of the students must be on file with the school health office. These forms are available from the health secretary or can be accessed by selecting the links below.
                       
Administrating Medications in School
ALL medication (prescription, over-the-counter, and nutritional supplements) should be in the original container clearly marked with the student's name, the medication name, the dosage to be given, the time to be given and the method of administration. Prescription medications should also include the physician's name and the pharmacy name.

B. Acetaminophen and ibuprofen will be administered with parent/guardian permission. All other medications including prescription medication, over-the counter medication, and nutritional supplements will require a written physician order and a permission statement/authorization from the parent/guardian prior to the administration. The school nurse may delegate the responsibility of medication administration and is responsible to educate the designee about safe, proper, medication administration procedures and the possible side effects of the medication.

C. The school nurse and/or health advisory committee will set guidelines related to the frequency of administration of Tylenol and Ibuprofen. The school nurse and health office staff can refuse to administer medications to students if they feel it is unsafe. If the school nurse or health office staff feels it is unsafe to administer medication, they will notify the principal and the parent/guardian as soon as possible.

Administering Medication in School - School Board Policy

Parent Permission to Administer Medication in School
(Tylenol and Ibuprofen)

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