If There is a Need for Medication during School Hours
To start, here is some important information everyone needs to know. Remember, no student should be carrying any medication with them at school. If medication needs to be given during the day, it needs to be kept in the Nurse’s Office in the original bottle.
Our school district requires that the following forms must be on file in your child’s health record before we begin to give any medicine at school:
1. Signed consent by the parent or guardian to give the medication.
2. Signed medication order. The written medication order form should be taken to your child’s licensed prescriber (your child’s physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) for completion and returned to the school nurse. This order must be renewed as needed and at the beginning of each academic year.
You or a responsible adult whom you designate should deliver medications to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer-labeled container. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a thirty-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school.
The four forms you need for the school nurse to give medication are: