Medications at School

  • Medication  

    Prescription medicine may be administered at school when prescribed by a licensed healthcare provider with prescriptive authority in the State of Alaska, and provided in a container labeled by the pharmacy or the legal prescriber. The State of Alaska grants prescriptive authority to physicians (MD and DO), physician assistants (PA), advanced nurse practitioners (ANP, FNP, PNP) and dentists. The proper forms must be completed for administering all medications at school per school year.

    Parents are responsible for providing all medications to the school nurse in original containers 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. 

    Herbal remedies and homeopathic medications cannot be given at school.


    Long Term Request For Administration Of Prescribed Medication (This form or a written statement signed and dated by the health care provider (MD, DO, ANP, PA) is required for medication prescribed for more than 15 days during the current school year. Renew yearly).


    Short Term Prescription Medication Request (Parent permission form for allowing school personnel to administer health care provider prescribed short-term prescription medicines 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).


    Long Term Over-the-Counter Medication Request (Parent permission form for requesting the district give non-prescription medicine under certain conditions. Use this form for the current school year for any non-herbal, non-homeopathic medications that can be purchased at a store).


    Short Term Medication Request for Out of District Travel for Elementary and Secondary students (Parent permission form for requesting school personnel to assist students or parents of students whose health care provider has prescribed short-term medicines not to exceed the duration of a trip).