Medications at School
My child needs medication(s) at school, what do I need to do?
Medication should be given at school only when absolutely necessary. Under normal circumstances medication should be dispensed before and /or after school hours under the supervision of the parent or guardian. Medication is defined as any medication prescribed or non-prescribed; including over-the-counter items, vitamins, homeopathic, creams and/or oils.
Whenever possible the parent/guardian and Licensed Health Care Provider (LHCP) are urged to design a schedule for giving medication outside of school hours. If a student has a valid health reason which makes medication administration during the hours when school is in session or the hours in which a student is under the supervision of school officials, the parent/guardian must follow Policy 3416 & 3416P.
With the exception of sunscreen, before any medication can be administered to your student we must have the following in place:
- Submit a completed Medication Authorization Order Form or a written Order signed by the LHCP, parent/guardian, and student (if applicable).
- Supply the ordered medication in it's original and properly labeled container that includes the student name, medication name, current date, dosage, and time to be given. The label must match the LHCP Order.
- Medication orders are valid from September until the last day of the school year (includes summer programs).
- Medication orders must be renewed with any changes and also at the beginning of every school year.
To access forms needed for medication administration at school follow the link to Medication Forms.