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Medication policy

In order for the school nurse, as directed by the NYS Education Department, to give children medication during school hours, school sponsored activities and field trips, all of the following requirements must be met:

 1. An ORIGINAL SIGNED ORDER from the prescribing physician for all prescription and non-prescription medications. The order should include:

Reason for prescribing the medication; and

Adverse reactions that need to be observed and reported.

2. All prescription medications must be in their original pharmacy containers, and should be properly labeled with the the following information: student’s name, name of the medication, dosage and frequency, and name of the prescribing physician. Please ask your pharmacist to dispense the medication in two containers – one for school and one for home.

3. All non-prescription medications (over the counter) must be in its original unopened manufacturer’s container with the student’s name affixed to the container.

4. A signed note from the parent giving the school nurse permission to dispense the medication as prescribed by the physician or the parent's signature on the bottom of the district's medication permission form .

5. All medication must be delivered to the school nurse by an adult, preferably the parent.

6. Students are NOT allowed to have medication on the bus, in their locker or on their person with the exception of asthma inhalers and Epi-pens that may be self-carried. A doctor’s written order, as well as parent permission must be on file in the nurse’s office and the approval of the school nurse must be given for a student to self-carry. In addition, students must demonstrate they can be self-directed, meaning can self medicate.

a. A separate medication form may be obtained by calling the Health Office, for your physician to complete once he/she determines that the student can self-administer and self-carry.

Download a printable medication permission form (PDF)

Download a printable self-carry release form (PDF) *Must accompany medical permission form in order to self carry any medication

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