- Medication, whether prescription or non-prescription, must be in the original container from the pharmacy.
- A doctor’s note must accompany the medication specifying what it is for and how often it should be administered. NO medication (including aspirin, Tylenol, etc.) can be given without a doctor’s note.
- All medication must be brought to and from school by the parent, not the student
- No student should be given medicine to take by him/herself at lunch time, etc., or carried in his/her lunch box or school bag. Only the school nurse or the parent is permitted to administer medication to the student. (Non-prescription medication includes cough medication, topical ointments, etc.)
- Before any student shall be authorized to carry and/or use an inhaler or epi pen on school premises or at school functions off school property, the parent or guardian must file the following with the school nurse:
- A certification of a duly licensed physician that the pupil suffers from a potentially life threatening condition which requires immediate use of an inhaler or epi pen. The physician shall also certify that the patient is trained in the use of the inhaler or epi pen and is capable of self-administration of the medication.
- The parent or guardian must provide an additional inhaler or epi pen, identical to the one which the pupil is authorized to carry, which shall be retained by the school nurse.
- The parent or guardian of any such child shall make a written request of the school district for permission to have the child carry and use an inhaler or epi pen. Said request shall also include a statement in form and substance acceptable to the board which shall release, indemnify and hold harmless the board against any and all liability for damage or injury arising out of the board approval of the request.