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Medicine at School

Whenever possible, please give medication at home. For example, if medication is ordered three times a day, give before school, after school, and at bedtime. For those medications that must be administered during school hours, the school nurse or other trained non-healthcare personnel may administer parent-provided medication when such treatment is necessary for school attendance and cannot be accomplished at home. If necessary for medication to be given at school the following conditions must be met:

Prescribed medication: 

  • All medications must be FDA approved.
  • The first dose must be given at home in case of an unexpected allergic reaction.
  • Medication must be brought in by parent/guardian in the original, container, properly labeled by the pharmacy. Parents must supply any special equipment needed to administer the medication.
  • Medication will not be given without a specific written order signed by the physician and parent/guardian. Changes in medication will require an updated medication form signed by physician and parent/guardian.
  • Medications must be kept in the clinic, with the exception of inhalers and epinephrine that a physician may deem necessary for the student to carry with them.

This form is not applicable for students who receive parent-provided medications for severe allergies, asthma, or diabetes. Action plans for these specific health conditions are available under the action plan tab.

Over-the-counter medications: 

  • The same rules apply as with prescription medication except that they can be given for up to 5 doses with parent/guardian signature only. After 5 doses, physician order and signature will be required.

End of the school year:  All medication must be picked up from the nurses office by the last day of school. Any medication left at the school will be disposed of.

If your student requires medication to be administered at school, the following form is required:

Medication Permit