Medication Administration at School

 Medication Administration at School

Medication is often required to be given at school. The school administration prefers medication be given at home, however, to ensure proper control and administration if it is necessary to give medication at school, the Board has adopted the following policies.

  1. Prescription medication may be given at school by the nurse or designated school personnel provided the following conditions are met:
  1. Over-the-counter medications may be given after a Parent Authorization Form is completed by the student’s parent or guardian. It is no longer necessary to have a doctor’s order for over-the-counter medications to be given. The medication must be in the original container with the student’s name written on it. The medication must be in a new sealed container. The seal must be intact. The school nurse is required by the Alabama Board of Nursing to break the sealed container.
  2. Medication is to be brought to the office by the parent/guardian; do not send with the student.
  3. Prescription medications are required to be in a pharmacy bottle with the child’s name and the correct medication information (dosage, doctor’s name, name of medication, etc.)
  4. Do not send tablet(s), etc. in a plastic bag.
  5. Ask your pharmacist to provide a second bottle with the appropriate label to send medication to school.
  6. Non-prescription medication must be in the manufacturer’s bottle with the student’s name written on the bottle.
  7. Self-medication is allowed under certain circumstances. For more information, please contact Mrs. Thrasher, the school nurse, at 492-1963.

Students are not allowed to have medication of any kind on their person on in their personal belongings or lockers at school.