Medication Administration at School
GUIDELINES FOR MEDICATION(S) ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL
All medication (both prescription and nonprescription) must be transported to and from the school nurse's office by a parent or guardian.
DROPPING OFF MEDICATON
- Print out the Authorization to Administer Medication FORM and drop it off to the nurse with the medication. The nurse will complete the form and inventory your medication with you while in the clinic. Only a maximum of 30 day supply will be accepted in the clinics.
- Prescription medications require a physicians medical order to give the medication at school. This medical order can be found at the bottom of the Authorization to Administer Medication Form. Please have your physician complete and sign this prior to dropping of the medication. Medication will not be administered without the physicians order.
Nonprescription Medications (over the counter) provide to the clinic in the original package. The nurse will only administer the dose listed on the package label according to weight/age. If your physician has ordered you to give more then the dose on the package label it would be considered a prescription dose, you will need to have your doctor complete the medication information portion of the Authorization to Administer Medication form.
Prescription Medications provide to the clinic in the prescription bottle with the current medication information and the student's name on the label. For the safety of your child, the precription label must match the medication in the bottle and the medical order by your health care provider. All prescription medications require a medical order from your physician. A space for this order is provided on the Authorization to Administer Medication form.
To renew your student(s) medication permission follow these directions:
Log into your parent portal of Powerschool, click on Demographics Updates
Go to the MEDICAL INFORMATION tab and complete the following steps:
- Review and update all medical information for your child.
- Mark either YES (I agree) or NO (I do not agree) to give permission for the school nurse to administer school stocked medications in your absence.
- Enter the Date (MM/DD/YYYY) and click on Verify Enrollment (Submit).
Health clinics will stock ONLY the following medication for students. These medications are given sparingly and we have limited supply. If your child needs multiple doses, you maybe asked to provide a supply for your student to the clinic.
- Antibiotic Cream
- Benadryl (used very sparingly and with caution for student drivers)
- Benadryl Anti Itch Cream
- Caladryl Lotion
- Hydrocortisone Cream
- Sting Kill (bee stings)