Medications to be Given at School
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Should your child need medication of any type during school hours, including over-the-counter and prescription medications, you have the following choices:
1) Come to school and give the medication at the scheduled time. Parents choosing this option would sign-in at the front office and come to the nurse's office to administer the medication themselves. This option does not require pre-scheduling or prior approval through the school.
2) Request that the school nurse provide the medication at the scheduled time(s).
If you choose to have your child receive medication at school, the following restrictions are set by Texas State Law and District Policy:
* All medications (prescription or over-the-counter) must be ordered in writing by a licensed U.S. medical practitioner. Medications and medication orders from Mexico are not accepted. This order from the doctor must provide the child's name, doctor's name and signature, provider's office contact information, name of medication, amount and time of medication to be provided, and adequate directions for safe and effective administration. This can be completed on a Medication Order Form (print from link at bottom) or on provider stationary/prescription form. Orders can be provided to the school in person. In addition, this order or request for medication should be signed by the parent/guardian.
*All medication should be brought to the Health Office by an adult (not sent in the child's backpack) and will be secured in the Health Office.
* Prescription and over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and labeled with: student name, doctor name, name of drug, date filled, amount of drug to be given, time to be given, name and address of pharmacy. Pharmacies will label over-the-counter medications (such as benadryl) with a doctor's order and at the request of the parent.
* No student is permitted to carry or self-administer prescription or over-the-counter medication on schools grounds during school hours. This includes anti-itch cream, medicated cough drops, inhalers, Epi-pens, pain killers, allergy medication, and fever reducers. If a child is found to have medication with them, the child will be sent to administration. The nurse will remove the medication and store it. A parent will be notified. (EXCEPTION: a student may be on an insulin pump or carry and inhaler or Epipen ONLY IF the doctor and parent have provided signed and written consent and that is on file with the school Health Office).