Dispensing of Medication

The following policies apply whenever a child is on medicine, prescription or over-the-counter:

  1. The school must have a dated note from the prescribing physician which includes:
    • Student’s name
    • Name, signature and contact number of the licensed prescriber
    • Name, route, dosage and frequency of time of medication
    • Diagnosis (if not a violation of confidentially)
  2. A physician’s order MUST accompany EVERY medication, including over-the-counter medications.
  3. The school must have a note signed by the parent/guardian giving permission for the child to take the medication in school.
  4. No more than one month’s supply of medication should be given to the nurse at one time.
  5. All medication should be sent in the original container with the child’s name written on it.