School personnel, if authorized by the administrator, may assist pupils who must take prescribed medication during school hours.
No pupil shall be given medication during school hours except upon the written request from a licensed physician who has the responsibility for the medical management of the pupil. All such requests must be signed by the parent or guardian. Medication should be brought to school by the parent/guardian and not the student.
Responsibility of the Parent or Guardian
Parents and guardians shall be encouraged to cooperate with the physician to develop a schedule so that the necessity for taking medication at school will be minimized or eliminated.
Parents or guardians will assume full responsibility for supplying all medications.
Parents or guardians shall deliver or arrange delivery, by an adult, of any medication to be administered under the provisions of this policy.
Responsibility of the Physician
A request form for each prescribed medication must be completed by the pupil's physician, signed by the parent or guardian, and filed with the school administrator.
The container must be clearly labeled with the following information:
- Pupil's full name
- Physician's name
- Name of medication
- Dosage, schedule, and dose form, and
- Date of expiration
Responsibility of the School Personnel
The school administrator or designee will assume responsibility for placing medication in a locked cabinet.
Pupils will be assisted with taking medications according to the physician’s instructions, and the procedure observed and recorded by a designated school staff member.
All discontinued and unused medications that are unclaimed will be destroyed by the school at the end of the school year.