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.
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,
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.
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
this policy is not followed, the nurse will be unable to administer the
medication and the parent will have the option to personally administer
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.
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click here to download Medication Administration Authorization for Students with Severe Allergies