Medication At School
Schools rely on the cooperation of parents / guardians to safely and effectively administer medication to their students at school.
Parents / guardians are responsible for:
- Supplying all medications (schools don’t supply medications for students)
- Transporting medication to and from school
- Completing all required medication authorization forms
Requirements for all medications: prescription, non-prescription, and homeopathic:
- Student name - Name of medication - Exact dosage - Date issued - Name of health care provider - Time of day mediction is to be given - Directions on the authorization to administer medication form must match the directions on the
- Parents / guardians must complete the authorization to administer medication form for each medication. The form must be signed by the health care provider and parent / guardian. Medication cannot be given without the completed form.
- Parents / guardians must bring all medications to the school office for the student. Students can’t bring medication to school. Medication can’t be transported on school district buses.
- All medication must be in the original prescription bottle, container or package.
- All non-prescription medication must be labeled by the parent. The label should include:
- If half doses have been prescribed, the parent/guardian must break medication tablets in half before bringing to the school.
- Medication which is to be given three times a day should be given at home before school, after school and at bedtime.
- Homeopathic medications will only be accepted if the authorization to administer medication form is signed by a health care provider.
The authorization to administer medication form to be completed for inhalers. If an exception is made allowing the student to carry his / her own inhaler, written permission from parent / guardian, health care provider and school nurse is required.
Parents must complete the diabetes health care provider medication order form to allow their students to take insulin at school