Prescription and over-the-counter medications:
- The school nurse must have a written request from the child's physician that indicates the name, frequency, dosage, route, and side effects of the medication. In addition, the condition being treated and the length of time the medication is to be administered are to be specified by the physician.
- The nurse must have a written request from the parent to administer the medication as specified by the physician. A verbal or telephone request is not adequate.
- Both types of medications must be either in the container prepared by the pharmacist or the original OTC medication bottle. Both containers must include the name and strength of the medication. (Note: The pharmacy label does not constitute a written order and cannot be used in lieu of a written order from a licensed prescriber.) When having prescriptions filled, parents should request two containers - for home and for school.
- All medication must be delivered directly to the nurse by the parents. NO MEDICATION SHOULD BE SENT TO SCHOOL WITH THE CHILD. NO MEDICATION IS PERMITTED TO BE CARRIED ON THE BUS WITHOUT PRE-APPROVAL.
- Medication orders must be renewed annually or when there is any change.
- All medication will be kept in a locked, secure cabinet in the Health Office. However, some students may carry personal emergency medical supplies as prescribed by physicians.
- Authorization Form for Administering Medication