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Medication Policy & Medical Forms

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            Many children need to have medications during school hours due to health problems, illnesses, disabilities, and occasional minor discomforts. Untreated health problems and discomforts may affect a child's education by impairing cognitive abilities and placing physical limitations on school participation.

 

            Medications will be given in school only when failure to take medicine would

                       1) jeopardize the health of the student

                       2) not allow student to attend school if the medicine were not available during school hours.

 

            Before any prescribed medication may be administered to a student during school hours or school sponsored activities, including sports and field trips, there must be a written request/permission by the parent/guardian.  In addition there must be written orders from a licensed health care provider that includes the name of the child, name of the medication, dosage, the time interval the medication is to be taken, and the reason for taking the medication.  An appropriate pharmacy label with the child's name, medication, dose and times of administration may be substituted for a written physician order.

           

All over-the-counter medication MUST be accompanied by a written order from a licensed health care provider in addition to written parent permission.

           

Medications WILL NOT BE GIVEN unless the medication is properly labeled and the required permissions are obtained.  

           

            Prescribed medication must be in the original container appropriately labeled.  Over the counter medication must be in the original bottle with readable label.  The schools stock generic Tylenol and Ibuprofen.  A limited supply of benadryl and albuterol is stocked for emergencies only according to school district policy.

 

ALL MEDICATIONS THAT ARE CONTROLLED BY THE FEDERAL NARCOTIC ACT (INCLUDING RITALIN, ADDERALL, ETC) MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT OR ADULT DESIGNEE IN ALL GRADE LEVELS.

 

ELEMENTARY:  Parent/guardian or designee must bring medication to the school nurse/registered nurse.  Medication cannot be sent home with students.

SECONDARY: Medication, except controlled substances, may be brought to school by the student along with the written permissions.  Students must take the medication to the health office immediately upon arrival to school.

 

IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE SCHOOL DRUG POLICY FOR STUDENTS TO CARRY, DISPENSE, OR TO SELF ADMINISTER MEDICATION WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE WRITTEN PERMISSIONS IN THE HEALTH OFFICE.  This includes asthma inhalers, lactaid, Tylenol, etc.  Asthma inhalers, epi-pens, vitamins and lactose tablets may be carried by students if there is written permission from both the parent and health care provider.

 

            Students may carry their own throat lozenges and cough drops with written permission from the parent and co-signed by the nurse.  Health rooms have limited supplies.