Medication Policy
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When it is necessary for a student to take medication during school hours,
the following requirements must be met:
  1. Prescription medication must be in the ORIGINAL container with a non-expired prescription label that matches the written physician’s order.
  2. Over-the-counter medications must be in the ORIGINAL container with original package directions.
  3. Age appropriate dosage as stated on the label will only be dispensed.
  4. In order for the Health Office to administer medications to a student, a Medication Permission Consent Form must be signed by the parent/guardian and physician. Dosage, time, routes and dates to be given, and the name of the medication must be clearly stated.
  5. All medication must be dropped off and picked up at school by an ADULT only.
  6. It is recommended that when you get a prescription filled at the pharmacy that has to be given at school that you ask the pharmacist to create a “School Bottle”. This is especially important with liquid medications (such as antibiotics) that have to be refrigerated.
  7. All inhalers, self carry or not, must have a pharmacy placed label on it or have the inhaler inside of the box with the pharmacy label. Inhalers not properly labeled are not allowed per district policy. Parents must complete the Consent to Carry Inhaler form and return it to the Health Office prior to the student carrying an inhaler on campus.
  8. Medications prescribed to be given three times per day, WILL NOT be given at school unless the prescribing physician states in writing that the medication, such as ADHD medication must be administered during school hours. Please make arrangements to give medications before or after school. Contact your school nurse for more information.
  9. Narcotic pain medication will not be given at school, even with a physician's order, per board policy.
  10. Essential oils will not be applied or used at school. Essential oil diffusion is not permitted in the classrooms or on buses.
  11. Supplements and vitamins will not be given at school unless we are provided with a physician's order.
  12. No forms of cannabis will be administered to students for medicinal purposes, even with a physician's order, per board policy.
  13. Medications brought to school and not meeting the necessary requirements will not be dispensed. The medication will be locked in the office until a parent/guardian verifies the medication, signs the proper forms or takes it home.
  14. Please contact your campus nurse regarding further information on inhaler and epi-pen order for any student.

Forms for download:
Consent for Administration of Over the Counter Medication: English Spanish
 
Administration of Medication: English Spanish
 
Consent/Release for student to carry an asthma Inhaler:  English  Spanish

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