Medications:1. Any prescription and non-prescription NOT listed below require the receipt of the completed Medication Procedure Doctor’s Orders form signed by the parent/legal guardian and the child’s legal prescriber. All medication must be provided in the properly labeled original container.
Non-prescription medications that don't require a Doctor's Order form are:
3. Only PSA personnel may administer over-the-counter medications to students that have been approved by submitting the Medication/ Procedure Doctor’s Order form or indicating below. Students may not administer their own medication with the exception of those approved with the Self-Medicating and/or Self-Monitoring form.
4. Any prescription medication or medical procedure (ex: blood sugar check) to be administered at school or school related activities must be accompanied by written orders from a health care practitioner. Limited over-the-counter medications may be administered by the school RN,LPN or designated personnel with parent consent. All information is confidential for the school nurse or administration and may be shared on need to know basis for student safety.
1. Supply PSA Medication/ Procedure Doctor’s Orders form along with the medication in the original labeled prescription container and/or proper equipment to the nurse.
2. Inform the school of any changes in the student’s health condition, medical procedures, or medications.
3. Update all PSA forms annually.
4. Pick up any unused medication or medical supplies within one week of discontinuation or last day for students, whichever comes first. If not picked up, medications will be disposed of.
1. Receive and review completed Medication/ Procedure Doctor’s Orders form and medications.
2. Properly train designated staff member, volunteer, registered nurse, or physician to assist with the administration of medication or performance of medical procedure according to PSA policy.
3. Communicate with parents any problems or issues related to administering medication or medical procedures.
Some students with special health care needs may self-administer and/or monitor, provided the following requirements are met:
1. Medication/ Procedure Doctor’s Order form is completed and signed by a legal prescriber and parent.
2. Documentation has been received from the student’s healthcare provider stating that the student has been trained and is competent to self-medicate and/or self monitor.
3. Medication is provided in an appropriately labeled prescription container. 4. The school has determined that the student’s self administration/ monitoring will not jeopardize the safety of the student or others.
5. The parent/legal guardian acknowledges that the school/ school district shall incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the student self-medicating and/or monitoring. The parent shall indemnify and hold harmless the district and its employees and agents against any claims arising out of the student self-medicating and/or monitoring.
DHEC's School Exclusion List:
Medication Procedure Doctor’s Orders Form
Please print, complete the form including all necessary physician signatures, and turn it in along with the medications to the Nurse at PSA.