PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTERING MEDICATIONS TO STUDENTS
(FROM CHILTON COUNTY SCHOOLS 2007-2008 STUDENT/PARENT INFORMATION GUIDE)
Many students require medication during school hours. The school's goal in administering medication is to assist students in maintaining an optimal state of wellness, thus enhancing the education experience.
The procedures below shall govern the administration of medications to students while at school.
1. With the exception of asthma inhalers, students are prohibited from carrying prescription and non-prescription drugs on their person while at school. Medication will be stored in the school office under lock and key.
2. A Medication Permission Form must be obtained from the school office and completed by a parent/legal guardian before any medication will be given. Any special instructions should be included. A prescription medicine requires signature from a physician in addition to parent/legal guardian signature before it will be given at school. For prescription medications, a pharmacy-labeled container is required which includes the student's name, prescriber's name, name of medication, strength, dosage, time interval, route and date of drug's discontinuation when applicable. The instruction on the bottle must match that on permission form unless written changes from the physician are received. Non-prescription medications must be in the original container with the entire manufacturer's labeling intact. The parent/legal guardian must indicate under which specific conditions/complaints that this non-prescription medication should be given. Please do not send medication in Ziploc bags or unlabeled containers as we are not allowed to accept it.
3. Medications (prescription and non-prescription) will not be allowed on the bus. Parents/legal guardians must deliver medicines directly to the school office. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
4. For a student to be approved to possess and self medicate with an asthma inhaler or asthma aerosol, a parent/legal guardian acknowledgement and a medical authorization by the physician must be provided to verify the prescription. (see JGCDB-F2, 2 page form)
5. Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up any remaining medications at the end of the school term or when a medicine has been discontinued. A school official will dispose of any medications left at the end of the school term.
Thank you for helping ensure your child has a safe, healthy learning experience. Please call Shellie Smith, RN, School Nurse at 280-2835 with any questions.
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