Important Information From the Nurse's Office:
Medications administered at school must be carried into the nurse's office by an adult. The medication must be presented with a MD script indicating school hour administration, a written parental request for school administration and be in the original container; same rules apply for over-the-counter medication.
- State laws prohibit us from giving any medication without a MD order. School nurses do not have supplies of over-the-counter medications in their offices.
School Policy On Medication
For the nurse to administer any medication to a student during school hours, the following rules must be applied:
The nurse cannot give medications safely or legally unless these steps are followed
- Written permission from parent/guardian
- Written note/instructions from child’s doctor stating:
- Name of medication
- Amount of dose
- Time does should be given
- Length of administration
- Diagnosis and/or reason for medication
- Doctor/Provider signature
- Medication must be in pharmacy-labeled, childproof container. Non-prescription medicine must be in an un-opened store package that will be kept here at school (ex – Tylenol).
- Parent/guardian brings medication to the nurse’s office
This refers to all medications, including over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough syrups, cough drops, etc.
Medicine should never be sent to school in plastic bags or containers; only in the original packaging.
Your cooperation is appreciated.