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Medication at School
ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
- A Medication at School form must be completed each year and kept on file in the school office. Annual updates are required by law. (See below for Form A and Form B).
- Students may not possess any medication (prescription and/or OTC) at school, walking to and from school, or on a school bus (exceptions are inhaled asthma medication and epinephrine auto-injectors if authorized by the physician and parent on the medication form).
- Medication must be brought to school by a parent or adult representative in the original pharmacy container or OTC packaging.
- Over-the-counter (OTC) medications must also have a Medication at School form on file.
- All medications shall be kept in the office, classroom if deemed necessary, or carried by the student only if it is an emergency medication such as an asthma inhaler or epinephrine auto-injectors and both parent and medical authorization is on file.
- Every new school year and/or with any dosage or prescription change, a new Medication at School form must be completed.
- At the end of the school year or when a medication expires, a parent or adult representative must pick up unused medication.
- All medication will be discarded if not picked up at the appropriate time.
- A student may be subject to disciplinary action for the misuse of any medication.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL FORMS
USE this form for mild to severe food allergies or other allergies, such as bee stings or other environmental allergens. This form allows for three (3) medications to be prescribed on a single form (i.e. epinephrine auto injectors, antihistamine such as Benadryl, and oral inhaler). New forms must be submitted at the beginning of each school year or whenever there is a change in information provided. You do not need to submit the generic Medication at School form as well.
USE this form for all medication at school. This includes both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. New forms must be submitted at the beginning of each school year or whenever there is a change in information provided.