Dispensing of Medication

The following policies apply whenever a child is on prescription medicine the school must have:

  1. A dated note from the prescribing physician including:
    • Student’s name, and date of birth
    • 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)
    • End date for administration of medication
  2. A physician’s order MUST accompany EVERY prescription medication.
  3. 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 needs to be sent in the original container with the child’s name written on it.

If a child needs over the counter medication, parent authorization/signature is required prior to administration.