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Administration of Medication

MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION DURING SCHOOL HOURS

All medication to be given by school personnel must have a physicians order and a written request from the parent. This includes prescription, as well as non-prescription medications. The exceptions are Tylenol,Benadryl and Tums given only with your written consent on the Health Information form completed at the beginning of each school year.

If you are unable to obtain a physicians order and wish your child to receive medication during school hours you may bring the medication and administer it to your child any time.

Self administration of medication is not allowed. All medication be locked in and dispensed from the School Nurses office. Teachers are not allowed to keep medication in the classroom for a student.

All medication to be given during school hours must be delivered and picked up by an adult. Medication is not to be in a students possession at any time with the exception of Epi-Pens and Asthma Inhalers providing the student has demonstrated proper use and clear knowledge of reason to use medication and approved by the Nurse.

Prescription Medication must be supplied to school in the container dispensed by the pharmacy which contains the name of the child, name of the prescribing physician, name of medication,dose and time to be given. The pharmacy label is acceptable as the physicians order. The prescription must be current. A signed parent's request must accompany the medication.

Over the counter medication must be supplied to the school in the container it was purchased in. Medication in envelopes, baggies and the like will not be dispensed. An order from your child physician as well as a signed parent's request must accompany the medication. "Over the counter" medication including but not limited to ibuprofen, cough medicine, herbal products and food supplements.

If you have any questions regarding the medication policy please refer to you school hand book and you may also call me here at the school 501-397-2450