The following principles and procedures will be followed when a parent requests that a student be permitted to take medication at school. “Medication” is considered both a physician’s prescription or over the counter items such as cough drops, pain relievers, or other nostrums.
- The administration of medication to students shall be done only in exceptional circumstances wherein the child's health may be jeopardized without it and only when such administration has been requested and approved by the student's parents and physician.
- Students requiring medications at school shall be identified to the school by parents and physician. Students observed by school personnel administering medications to themselves will be reported to the principal and their parents.
- All medications (prescriptions and over the counter items) must be delivered to the school office by an adult. All medications for students must be kept in the health office. Students may not carry medication on their person or keep it in their desks or backpacks unless specific written permission from the parents and the prescribing physician is on file in the Health Office.
- A written statement shall be required of:
- The prescribing physician, who shall indicate the necessity for the medication being given to the student during school hours, and the method, amount and schedules for medication.
- The parent, who shall request and authorize the designated school personnel to give medication in the dosage prescribed by the physician.
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