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Medication Policies

MEDICATION POLICIES

Medications (both prescription and over-the-counter drugs) should not be taken during school hours if it is possible to achieve the medical regimen at home. Medication to be taken three times a day can be given before school, after school and at bedtime.

Consent for Medication Administration IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS taken during the school day.

A PHYSICIAN'S ORDER IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PRESCRIPTION AND NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS.

To insure your child’s safety, all medications are to be delivered to school:

  • In a pharmacy-labeled container.  Ask the pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home.

  • By the parent/guardian or designated adult, never with the child.


***No medications will be administered that arrive in baggies or envelopes.


LONG TERM MEDICATIONS

Medications which must be taken during the school hours, on a long term basis, require the following forms to be on file in the school health office before any medication can be administered at school:

  • A signed and completed Parent/Guardian Consent and Medication Administration Plan  Consent for Medication Administration 

  • A current Medication Order, signed by the prescribing physician


SHORT TERM MEDICATIONS

Medications which must be taken during school hours on a short term basis require the following forms to be on file:



MEDICATION RETRIEVAL


Parents/guardians may retrieve medications from the school at any time. All unused, discontinued or outdated medications shall be returned to the parent/guardian. All unused medications are to be picked up by the parent/guardian at the end of the school year, or they will be discarded.


Download PDF for Medication Policy Letter to Parent/Guardian

 

Download PDF for Consent for Medication Administration