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Medication

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If your child requires any medication to be given at school, please go to the forms link and print the appropriate medication packet.  There are medication packets for asthma inhalers, epi-pens, and a general medication packet for all other medications.  Please fill out all the forms in their entirety, and make sure the physician signs the medication order form as well.  Once all forms are complete, bring the completed forms along with the medication to the school nurse.
 
Students are not allowed to carry medication on their person.  The exceptions to this are inhalers, insulin and epi-pens.  In order for the student to self-carry these medications, the physician, the parent, and school nurse must deem the student capable of self-administration.  However, the student must demonstrate to the school nurse the competency of self-administration and adequate knowledge of the disease condition. The school nurse has the final decision as to the child’s appropriateness of self-administration and will be responsible for determining whether the medication to be dispensed falls within the parameters of our policy.
 
Medication will be brought in by a responsible adult to the school nurse in the original pharmacy labeled container accompanied by parental permission and the licensed prescriber’s order.  The licensed provider’s order shall be renewed as necessary, including the beginning of each academic year.
 
Please be aware the school nurse is not present during before- or after-school programs.
 
Narcotics will not be kept in school.  Any student requiring narcotics should remain home.
 
Parents must pick up all medications by noon on the last day of school.
 
 

 
 
Prescription medications that will be administered at school requires the following:
 
·        Written orders from your child’s primary care provider
 
·        Written permission from parent or guardian
 
·        Direct, personal delivery of the medication in a labeled prescription bottle by parent or legal guardian.
 
Over-The-Counter medication (OTC)
 
Any OTC medications other than the ones listed on the back of the emergency card and signed by parent require an order from your child’s primary care provider if OTC medications are going to be administered during the school day or during other school activities.