If a medication, prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter medicine), must be taken during school hours, the following items are required:
- A written order from the physician which includes the name of the medicine, route, dose, and time of administration.
- A note from the parent or guardian giving permission for health services to administer the medication to their child.
- All medication must be in the original labeled container. Medications in plastic bags or containers other than their original container are NOT acceptable. Medication must be brought to the health room by a parent or responsible adult. No medication should be carried by a student or left in a locker during school hours except as noted below.
- Inhalers and life threatening allergy medication may be carried by a student only if the following conditions are met:
- A written statement from the physician stating the name of the drug prescribed, dose, times medication is to be taken, reason medication is needed, side effects of the medication and emergency response. The physician must also stat that the child can properly self-administer the medication and the child can carry the medication in school.
- A statement from the parent/guardian acknowledging that the school is not responsible for ensuring the medication is taken and relieving the district and its employees of responsibility for the benefits or consequences of the prescribed medication.
- The student shall notify the school nurse immediately following each use of the medication.