Medication Policy

We are not permitted to dispense any medications, including acetaminophen, ibupro-phen, calamine, and bacitracin, without a specific health care provider’s order. If you wish your child to receive any type of medication, over-the-counter or prescription, you must provide the medication, labeled and in the original container with a note of instructions from the prescriber and yourself. As a result of this procedure, no medicine will be stocked in the clinics. All medications must be sent from home using proper protocol. We thank you in advance for your help in this matter. Please feel free to call your child’s school nurse with any questions or concerns.

If it is necessary for a child to take internal medication (prescription or non-prescription) during school hours:

1. The family physician or licensed prescriber must submit a written request to the school health office. This request should contain the diagnosis, the name and dosage of the medication, the frequency, time of administration, and duration.

2.  The parent or guardian must submit a written request to the school health office.

3.  The parent or guardian must assume responsibility to have the medication delivered directly to the health office in a properly labeled, original container (i.e., prescription bottle or original over-the-counter container). Medication should not be transported daily to and from school. Parents should ask the pharmacist for two containers – one to remain at home and one for school.

4.  The medication will be kept in the health office and administered by, or under the supervision of, the school nurse.

5.  Medication forms may be obtained from the school nurse in each school building.

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