All DPISD schools have adopted new rules for the
administration of medication to students at school. DPISD has also approved a new form for the
authorization and permission for administration of medication that reflects the
new changes in our medication procedures. The following changes will take effect with
the beginning of the 2016-17 school year:
1. A physician’s signature will be required:
For all prescription medications and
non-prescription medication given for more than ten (10) consecutive school
For all PRN (as needed) medications,
prescription or non-prescription, given more than four (4) times per month.
2. No narcotic pain medication will be administered
We hope that by alerting parents of these changes early,
appointments can be made this summer to obtain the necessary documentation
needed to provide medications safely to your child at school.
The entire DPISD medication policy will be published in the
2016-2017 student handbooks and at the top of the new medication permission