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DPISD schools adopt new medication rules

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 days and,
  •    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 at school.

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 form.