PLEASE DO NOT SEND MEDICATIONS
TO SCHOOL IN YOUR STUDENT'S POCKET OR BACKPACK, ETC. THE DISTRICT
HAS A VERY STRICT DRUG POLICY WHICH APPLIES TO LEGAL, AS WELL
AS ILLEGAL, DRUGS.
Periodically, parents and/or physicians request that medication be given to students during school hours. Parents and guardians are encouraged to cooperate with the physician to develop a schedule so that the necessity for taking medications at school will be minimized or eliminated.
The medication administration procedures are closely monitored by the assigned school nurse. All prescription medications are to be checked in at the nurse's office.
Parent signature is required for any medications to be administered at school. If the applicable district form is not available, the parent may request administration by signing a handwritten note for the school. The medication will be given for one day, and the ASD form will be sent home with the student. This form should be completed, signed and returned to the school nurse to continue administration of the medication.
SHORT TERM MEDICATIONS (prescribed medications to be given for 15 days or less): Current short term medications can be given upon receipt of a written request from the parent.
The permission form for short term medication administration may be accessed at:
LONG TERM MEDICATIONS (prescribed medications to be given
for more than 15 days): In addition to the parent signature, a
statement from a health professional with prescriptive authority
must be provided. The State of Alaska grants prescriptive authority
to physicians (M.D. and D.O), physician assistants, advanced nurse
practitioners and dentists.
The prescribing health professional must state it is necessary for the medication to be given during school hours, and provide specific written directions for the administration of medication. The statement must include: the child's name, medication, dosage, length of time medication is to be administered, the time medication is to be given in school, the condition for which it is prescribed, and the signature of the health professional with prescriptive authority.
Any medication prescribed by a physician must be brought to school in its original container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician. The label must include the student's name, medication, dosage, physician, pharmacy, date issued, and the prescription number.
The permission form for long term medication administration may be accessed at:
The school nurse in consultation with the parent, physician, Supervisor of Health Services or Medical Advisory Committee may deny any written medication request not deemed necessary to maintain sufficient health and participation in the school program. Medication requests which cannot reasonably be administered by school personnel may be denied.
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