No prescribed or over the counter medication shall be dispensed by any school district personnel unless the school nurse has on file an order from a physician plus written parental permission authorizing the appropriate personnel to dispense the medication in accordance with the directions of the physician.
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Any medication administered by school personnel must be delivered to the school nurse,the school principal or his/her designee and is required to be in a container appropriately labeled by a pharmacy or physician. [Medication in plastic bags, envelopes, old pill bottles or medication bottles belonging to other family members will not be accepted.]
- The physician’s order shall include:
- The name of the student
- The name of the medication
- The dosage of the medication and the route of administration
- The time and the frequency of the administration
- The name, address and phone number of the prescribing physician
If the physician order states that a student may carry and self-administer an Asthma inhaler, the physician shall clearly indicate that the student is qualified and able to self-administer the medication. The student must demonstrate the capability for self-administration and for responsible behavior in the use thereof and the student must notify the school nurse, the principal or the principal’s designee immediately following each use of an asthma inhaler.
In cases when any of the above criteria cannot be met and the administration of the medication is necessary, the parent or guardian may come to school to administer the medication.