New Medication Policy--Effective 2016-17 School Year

    1. Medications given more than 10 days require a physician’s signature.
    2. Parent/guardian signature is required for the administration of any medication.
    3. Prescription and non-prescription medication must be in the original container.
    4. Changes in the administration of prescription drugs including dose and time must be in writing from the physician. Discontinuance must be in writing from the parent/guardian and/or physician.
    5. Medication label must contain the patient name, name of the medication, directions for use and date.
    6. Changes in the administration of non-prescription medications must be in writing from the parent/guardian and/or physician.
    7. Physician orders for medications are valid only for the current school year.
    8. Permission to administer “missed doses at home” must be in writing. Fax and email are permissible. Original must follow within 48 hours.
    9. PRN meds may not be administered more than four times in one month. No narcotic pain medications will be given at school.
    10. Medication should be delivered to and picked up from the clinic by a parent or authorized adult
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