Dispensing Medication to Students at School
The school nurse may not dispense internal medication to pupils without authorization from parents and the attending physician. This applies to both prescription and non-prescription drugs. If pupils are taking medication, try to have it administered at home. If it must be taken during school hours, the following requirements must be met for each specific case of treatment.
- There must be a written request from the family physician indicating frequency and dosage of the medication. This is required each school year.
- There must be a written request from the parent to administer medication as specified by the physician. Medication should be in the original prescription container with the student's name and the name of the medication. This is required each school year.
- Parents must deliver the medication to school. No medication can be transported on the bus by the student. At the end of the school year, parents must pick up the medication or it will be discarded. No medication will be stored or carried over from one year to the next.
Self-Administration of Medication
(Inhaler and/or Epi Pen)
*for high school use only *
- It is not recommended that students carry or self-administer medications. Medications can be easily lost or misplaced. In most instances a student can be released from class to the Health Office for immediate delivery of medication. In rare instances, special privilege may be granted if a Self-Administration of Medication Form is completed.
Medication Permission Forms and Self-Administration of Medication Forms are available at the Health Office or can be printed by using the links below.