Prescription and nonprescription 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 purchased or 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 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 does include cough drops.
The Physician’s Statement for Administration of Special Health Care Services will be required when medication is to be administered by special procedure, e.g., nebulizer treatments, via body tubes, injectables. The appropriate procedure/protocol for the special service must be sent to the physician for his/her review.
All statements for medication administration and special health care procedures must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Student held inhaler and Epi-Pen forms are also availble above and must be signed by the prescribing physician, parent, and student. These forms need to be in the clinic prior to the student carrying these medications to school. Medications must be picked up from the clinic by the last day of school. Any medications left will be disposed of properly.
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 given while at school. As with any medication, the parent is welcome to come to the school and administer medication to his/her child. Medications are available to print off above. Any students found carrying medication will receive disciplinary action from an administrator.