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Medication in School

Requirements 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:

  1. Written permission from the parent/guardian to administer the medication as specified by the physician
  2. 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.