medicineRequirements for Administration of Medications in School
    Before any medication can be administered in school (this includes over-the-counter medication), the nurse's office needs:
    • Written permission from the parent/guardian to administer the medication as specified by the physician
    • A written order from the physician clearly stating
    • Student's name and date of birth
    • Name of medication and diagnosis
    • Dosage and route of medication
    • Frequency and time of administration
    • For PRN (as needed) medications - conditions under which medication should be administered
    • Date written
    • Prescriber's name, title and signature
    • Prescriber's phone number

    The medication must be in the original container with the pharmacy label, if applicable. No medication should be brought to school by a student. A parent/guardian must deliver it directly to the health office. This includes over the counter medication as well. This procedure is essential for the protection of students.