Medication Policy & Procedure
Instructions to Parents for Medication Administration
NO MEDICATION IS KEPT IN THE CLINIC FOR GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.
YOU WILL NEED TO SUPPLY ANYTHING YOU ANTICIPATE YOUR CHILD MAY NEED WHILE AT SCHOOL.
It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to purchase and bring to school, in the original container, any medication a student needs to be given during school hours. Student transportation of medication is specifically not recommended because of the potential for the medication getting lost, stolen or not making it to it’s proper destination.
The school nurse or the principal’s designee will be responsible for accepting medication from the parent/guardian and administering medication to the student at school.
An Authorization for Medication Administration form should be filled out by the parent/guardian for each medication to be administered – (over-the-counter as well as prescription).
A Physician’s Order form is required if it is a prescribed medication.
Please fill out a consent to bill form if the student is covered by Medicaid/Peachcare.
Student’s may carry their Inhalers and/or Epi-Pens if the special permission form is complete with parent, MD and student signatures. The nurse must also verify that the student uses proper technique for administration.
If at any time there is a change in prescription dosage or time of administration, the parent/guardian must provide …
- the original packaging with updated directions
- new Medication Administration form signed by parent/guardian
- updated Physician’s Order form
The student’s Medication Administration Form expires on the last day of the school year. A new form is required each school year.
Refusal to Administer Medication
The nurse/designee has the right to refuse to administer medication if any of the following are present:
- no written parental permission
- medication is not in the original container
- dosage or frequency is not within the manufacturer’s
recommendations as found in drug reference information,
from the pharmacist or on the label.
- evidence of side/adverse effects or allergic reaction
- no physician order for prescription medication received in timely manner
Disposal of Medication/End-of-School Procedure
The parent/guardian should pick up, and sign for, any remaining medication by the last day of school. Medication cannot be sent home with the student. Any medication remaining during post-planning will be disposed of appropriately.
If you have any questions you may contact the school nurse.