Students' Use of Medicine

The possession, use or distribution, for sale or otherwise, of any medication by a student, other than in accordance with this policy is forbidden.

For the purpose of this policy "medication" shall include all substances requiring a prescription, as well as those available over-the-counter (such as aspirin, vitamins, diet pills, cold medicines, antihistamines, etc.)

The administration of prescribed and over-the-counter medication(s) to a student during school hours is permitted only when necessary to allow the student's attendance or when failure to administer the medication would seriously affect the health of the student.

The parent(s) or other person(s) in parental relation must complete and present a written request form giving the school staff permission to administer the medication; accompanied by the written direction(s) of the student's attending physician. The physician's statement must contain the following information: student's name and date of the prescription, prescription name, dosage and time of administration(s), and a list of possible side effects. In the case of over-the-counter medications, the physician's statement must contain the following information: student's name, dosage, and time of administration(s), and possible side effects.

The parent(s) must bring the medication to the school nurse's office in the original container. The medication(s) will be labeled and kept locked in the school nurse's office until dispensed.

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