Medication Administration

Prescription Medications
It is preferred that medications be scheduled outside of the school day whenever possible. All prescription medications that are to be administered during the school day must be accompanied by the following:

  • Pharmacy Labeled Bottle (properly labeled with student's name, physician's name, name medication, the dosage of the medication and frequency of which the medication is to be administered)
  • Doctor's Medication Order/Authorization Form
  • Parent Authorization Form

In addition, a parent or designee must deliver ALL medication to the school. Students are NOT allowed to transport medication to school. Such medications are to be left in charge of and are to be administered by the School Nurse ONLY. ALL prescription medications must meet these standards, otherwise the medication will NOT be administered and the parent will be advised of the correct procedure.

Non-Prescription (OTC) Medications
All non-prescription medications must be accompanied by a written parent authorization form or note stating the name of the medication, dosage to be administered and the time when the medication is to be given and the reason the student is taking it. Medications must be in the original container. Medications will not be administered unless these standards are followed.

School Physician Medication Orders
The school nurse may administer medications as needed per the school physician standing orders which are renewed annually. Such medications may include: Motrin, Tylenol, Tums, Benadryl, and emergency epinephrine (Epi Pen).
Dispensing of Aspirin
Aspirin will be dispensed only with a written physician's order and supplied by parent.

Medication on Field Trips
If your child takes medication during the school day, a registered nurse or adult who has been designated by the nurse for delegation of medication administration for a field trip must be available during the trip for the administration of all medication. If you choose not to have your child take his/her medication on the field trip, then written documentation must be sent in to the nurse stating such.

Narcotic Analgesics in School
If a student requires a narcotic analgesic for pain management during the school day, he/she will be required to bring a doctor's written order to the school nurse stating the student may attend school while taking the narcotic analgesic.

Use of Local Anesthetics for Dental Procedures
Any student requiring local anesthesia (i.e. Novocain) for a dental procedure during school hours must present a dentist/oral surgeon authorization to the school nurse for the student to return to school.

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