If your child needs regular or occasional medication to be administered at school, please complete the steps in the checklist below and return medication administration request form to the school.
1.Talk to your child’s doctor about making a medication schedule so that your child does not have to take medication while at school.
2.If your child is regularly taking medication for an ongoing health problem, even if he/she only takes the medication at home, give a written note to the school’s First Aid Administrator at the beginning of each school year. You must list the medication being taken, the current amount taken, and the name of the doctor who prescribed it .
3.If your child must take medication while at school, use the form provided to give permission from you and directions from your child’s doctor or other health care provider, who is licensed to practice in this state. Provide new, updated notes at the beginning of each school year and whenever there is any change in the medication, instructions or doctor.
4.As a parent/guardian, you must supply the school with all medication you child must take during the school day. You or another adult must deliver the medication to school, except medication your child is authorized to carry and take by him or herself.
5.All controlled medication, like Ritalin, must be counted and recorded on a medication log when delivered to the school. You or another adult who delivered the medication should verify the count by signing the log
6. Each medication you child must be given at school must be in a separate container labeled by a pharmacist licensed in the United States. The container must list your child’s name, doctor’s name, name of the medication and instructions for when to take the medication and how much to take.
7.Pick up all discounted, outdated, and/or unused medication before the end of the school year.