Medication administration in school is strictly regulated. Medication that must be administered during school hours,which includes; daily, short term use, as needed, over-the-counter andemergency medication must be ordered by an authorized prescriber. Authorized prescribers include; physician, dentist, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician’s assistants.
A completed medication order must be on the following form.
- The form and the medication should be returned to the nurse’s office by a parent or other responsible adult (over the age of 18)and given to the nurse directly.
- Medication must be in the pharmacy bottle,properly labeled, and contain no more than a 3 month supply.
- Over the counter medication (i.e., Tylenol, Tums,Advil or Motrin etc.) must be brought in the original unopened container.
- Cough drops may be given in the health office with a note from the parent/guardian.
- Bug repellent or sunscreen may be brought in for field day if labeled with the student’s name and a note from the parent/guardian
Students are permitted to carry and self-administer the following rescue medications with medication authorization;
EpiPens, inhalers and insulin. MD, parent and school nurse approval for self-administration must be on file.
· A secondary dose should also be available in the nurse’s office.
· Students are responsible for keep their medication on them at all times.
· Students are responsible for carrying their own medication on school day field trips.
OverNight Field Trips
Medication for field trips beyond the regular school day/overnight will require a physician’s order and parent authorization. These requirements include over-the-counter medications. It is best to speak with the school nurse well in advance of a field trip.
Medication Administration Form