If your child requires medicine to be given in school, a parent must request in writing that the medicine be given. You can access medication authorization forms to print and complete for prescription medication on this website . It is important to note that no prescription medication will be given without a written order from the physician.
Please note that all medication must be in the original container with the child's name and the dosage instructions on the label. Medicine that is not in the original container (such as a plastic bag) cannot be administered in school. Twice a day medicines should be given at home, with doses spaced as close to 12 hours apart as possible. Three times a day medicines should be given at home in the morning, after school, and at bedtime.
School nurses may give nonprescription medications with parental permission. The following guidelines need to be followed:
- At the beginning of the school year parents complete an Emergency Contact Form that provides parents with the opportunity to sign permission for the School Nurse to administer stock medications to the student.
- The School Nurse's office stocks Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, antacid tablets and cough drops.
- If your child requires any other over-the-counter medications, those medications must be provided by the parent/guardian, in the original manufacturer's packaging and accompanied by assigned Medication Administration Parent Authorization form and a Doctors order that must be on file with the School Nurse's office.
- The school nurse must assess the child's complaint and symptoms to determine if other measures can be used before medication is given.
- The school nurse must be notified of any allergies, especially to medication, that your child has.