Administering Medication in School:
In order for many students with chronic health conditions and disabilities to attend school, medications may have to be administered during school hours.
- Herbal remedies and nutritional supplements are not considered medications and should not be administered in school.
- Parent/guardians are encouraged to administer medications at home whenever possible. Medications should be administered in school only when necessary for the health and safety of the student.
Please see the attached Medication Policy and Medication Order / Permission Form.
The Medication Order / Permission Form needs to be completed by the healthcare provider for every medication prescribed that needs to be administered during the school day. This form must also be signed by parent which authorizes the school nurse to administer the medication as prescribed.