Administering Medication

 

Following state guidelines, school personnel are not able to dispense any medications (prescription or non-prescription) without written permission from a physician and parent/guardian.  All over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, cold medications, allergy medications, etc., are not allowed to be in the possession of the student at any time.  If a student needs to take any of these types of medications during the day, the medication and the written permission from the physician and the parent/guardian must be in the office.

 

Students who may need an inhaler should have the inhaler on them at all times.  The use of an inhaler also requires a doctor's order and parent/guardian's signed permission to be on file in the office.  The school recommends that students have another inhaler in the office as a back up in case they forget theirs.  Parents must provide any special emergency medication such as an EpiPen, Benadryl, etc.