Medication in School

Medication Policy

1. A written doctor/NP/PA's order for the medication and a signed parental permission slip must be provided to the school nurse. This also applies to over-the-counter medications such as cold preparations, or Benadryl.

2. The medication must be brought to the school by an adult, not the child, and must be picked up by an adult.

3. Prescription medication must be in the pharmacy labeled bottle. The label must include the child's name, the name, dosage and frequency of administration of the medicine, and the name of the prescribing physician.  Over the counter medication must be in the labeled, purchased container.

4. Medication orders must be renewed every school year. Also any changes to a medication order must come from the licensed prescriber.  This includes changes in dosage, timing and route of administration or discontinuation of a medication.

5. Middle school and high school students may receive certain over-the-counter medications such as tylenol, ibuprofen, TUMS, and topical applications from the school nurse with written parental permission. This written permission is required every school year on the back of the Health Information Form.

If this policy is not followed, the nurse will be unable to administer the medication and the parent will have the option to personally administer the medication.

Note: High school and middle school students may carry and administer certain medications such as an inhaler or an epi-pen, with the approval of the prescribing physician, the parent, and the school nurse.  In no case will a student be allowed to self-administer any controlled substance such as Ritalin or Tylenol #3.

click here to download Medication Administration Authorization

click here to download Medication Administration Authorization for Students with Severe Allergies