If at all possible, it is best to take medication at home
To have medication administered at school, the following must occur:
- The treating physician must fill out the “School Medication Administration Form.” This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication. Clear instructions regarding the name of medication, dosage, time of day, and how often it should be given must be included on the authorization form.
- Parent/Guardian must sign the bottom section of the authorization form.
- Medication must be sent to school in pharmacy-labeled bottles with the appropriate dispensing information. Over-the-counter medication must be in its original labeled container with the ingredients listed. The student’s name must be affixed to the container.
- A new medication authorization form must be submitted with each new school year, and any time there is a change in dosage or a change of medication