is necessary for a child to receive medication during the school
day. The school will cooperate with the parent/guardian and
physician/healthcare provider in these situations upon:
- A written request, signed by the physician, dentist or
healthcare provider which indicates the name of the student, diagnosis,
medication, dosage, time of administration and date to be discontinued.
- A written request signed by the parent/guardian authorizing the
school nurse to dispense the medication as specified by the physician,
dentist or healthcare provider.
The medication, in
its original container, must be delivered directly to the school nurse
or staff member by the parent/guardian or responsible adult. No
medication should be carried by a student. The temptation to
share with a friend or tamper with the medication in some way is a real
danger. Therefore, any medication found in a child's possession will be
confiscated and returned to the parent/guardian.
If a child needs to take over the counter medication, such as Tylenol,
cold or cough syrups, etc., the school nurse must have written
authorization from the physician, dentist or other healthcare provider
and the parent/guardian.