Medications at School
Parents are responsible for providing all medications to the school nurse in the original container accompanied by the appropriate form. The school nurse is responsible for reviewing all medication requests, including those for a field trip or overnight student school travel.
Permission form for allowing school nurses and trained Unlicensed Assistive Personnel to administer medical provider prescribed medication for more than 15 days during the current school year. Must be completed each school year.
Permission form for allowing school nurses and trained Unlicensed Assistive Personnel to administer medical provider prescribed short-term prescriptions for a period of time not to exceed 15 days. A current pharmacy label on the container will be accepted as the legal prescriber's authorization for short-term medications.
Permission form for school nurses to administer FDA approved over-the-counter medications. Must be completed each school year.
Permission form for requesting school personnel to assist students or parents of other students whose health care provider has prescribed short-term medicines not to exceed the duration of a trip.
Some students are allowed to self-carry emergency medications (inhaler, insulin, epinephrine auto injector) but this must be clearly authorized by the legal prescriber, parent/guardian and nurse on the student’s Care Plan. This is the only time a student can carry medication.