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Medications at School Spring Branch ISD Policy
Prescription medications may only be administered to students when parents/guardians have provided the medication from a recognized pharmacy, in the United States, in an appropriately labeled, original container and when the medication is in the original form as dispensed by a pharmacy in the United States or a physician licensed to practice in the United States.

The Physician’s Statement for Administration of Prescription Medication is the designated district form for physician/parent request for administering prescription medication to students. This form must be signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian before the medication may be given at school.

The Parent’s Statement for Administration of Nonprescription Medication is the designated district form for a parent to request the administration of nonprescription medication to students. Any over the counter medication dosage exceeding the recommended dose on the label must be signed off by a physician on the Prescription medication form. All nonprescription / OTC (over the counter) medication must be appropriately labeled in the original container and not expired. This includes cough drops and throat lozenges.

All statements for medication administration must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Student held inhaler and Epi-Pen forms are also available and must be signed by the prescribing physician, parent, and student.  These forms need to be turned in to the school nurse prior to the student carrying these medications to school. Medications must be picked up from the clinic by the last day of school. Medications left over the summer will be disposed of.

Herbals, home remedies, and dietary supplements do not generally come with a United States licensed doctor’s order, an approved dosing schedule, known side effects, FDA approval or a list of ingredients so they will not be administered by SBISD staff during the school day.  As with any medication, the parent is welcome to come to the school and administer medication to his/her child. Students are not allowed to carry medications during the school day, keep them in their lockers or self administer medicine at school. Students found carrying medication are subject to disciplinary action from an administrator.
Prescription Medication Form
Non Prescription Medication Form

Immunizations
Immunization requirements are set by the Texas Department of State Health Services. All students shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to school entry. Requests for updated vaccine records will be sent to parents for individual students periodically during the school year. If a student is currently enrolled, required updates must be presented by the date requested or the student will be excluded from school.
Texas Department of State Health Services - Immunization

Health Screening
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) mandates annual health screenings for select students.  New SBISD students and all 7th graders will be screened by clinic personnel for problems with vision, hearing and risk factors for Diabetes. 6th grade students will be screened for spinal abnormalities. Should there be an abnormal finding in any of the screenings; the parent/guardian will be notified that a professional follow-up is recommended.

Please refer to these websites for more information about health screening:
iScoliosis
Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes