Medication Guidelines

Prior to initial administration, all medications are reviewed by the licensed school nurses (LSN). Students needing to take medication during school must observe the following procedures:

  1. Written authorization for the prescription medication is required from the physician.

  2. Written authorization from the parent is required for prescription and over-the-counter medications.

  3. Medications must be sent to school in a current labeled prescription bottle or in the original over-the-counter container. Medications will not be accepted in any other containers.

  4. Over-the-counter medication dosages will not exceed the package recommendations.

  5. All medications are given through the health office. Any exception to this (some emergency medications or inhalers) must be cleared through the LSN. Secondary students who desire to carry over-the-counter pain medications (tylenol or ibuprofen) must obtain approval from parents and the LSN.

  6. All medications are provided by the family.

  7. No aspirin or aspirin products will be given unless prescribed by the physician.

For the safety of all students, it is strongly encouraged that medications be delivered to the health office by the parent.