If medications are to be given in school, the following guidelines
need to be followed:
- Prescribed medications must be in the pharmacy bottle and
labeled with the licensed prescriber’s name, date, name
of the medication, and instructions for administration. Over
the counter medications must be in the original manufacturer
- A Medication Order Form, completed by your child’s
licensed prescriber and a Parent/Guardian Authorization for
Medication Administration form, completed by your child’s
parent or guardian, must be submitted to the school nurse for
all prescribed and over the counter medications administered
during the school day.
Parent Permission Form (PDF document)
Order Form to be completed by a licensed prescriber (PDF document)
- For Tylenol or Ibuprofen administration in school, only the
Parent/Guardian Authorization form is required.
- For short term medications, such as antibiotics, the prescription
bottle is acceptable for a licensed prescriber’s order
and the Parent/Guardian Authorization form, or a written statement
by the parent is also required.
- All medicines are to be kept in the health clinic.
- When a licensed prescriber deems it is necessary for a student
to have immediate access to medication (inhaler, Epi Pen, insulin),
the parent will provide documentation from the medical provider
stipulating such necessity and confirmation that the student
has been advised of cautions and proper use of the medication
in the school.
If the above guidelines are not followed, the school will be
unable to dispense the medication. Should further clarification
of the medication policy be necessary, please contact
your school nurse.
Medication Policy (PDF document)