What are the procedures I must follow?
The parent or guardian must complete the Authorization for Medication Administration Form. You can pick up these forms in the school office, or print off at home from the list below.
A physician's signature is required for all prescription medications. This may be in the form of a current prescription label.
All medication must come in the original container. The label must include the name of the student, medication, dosage instructions, and the name and phone number of the physician.
The parent or guardian must provide all supplies necessary for proper administration of the medication. Medication dosing spoons and precut pills are required.
All over the counter medicines required during school hours and necessary for the child to remain in school require completion of the medication assistance form also. The medication provided must be in the original labeled container with the age appropriate dosing instructions.
Some medications can be carried by the student for self-administration. These are special circumstances to discuss with your school nurse. A Self-Medication Agreement Form must be filed in the school office with a Medication Administration Form.