ADMINISTERING MEDICATION Policy Code: 6125-E1Letter to Parent Regarding Administration of Medication in School
Our school has a written policy to assure the safe administration of medication to students during
the school day. If your child must have medication of any type given during school hours,
including over-the-counter drugs, you have the following choices:
1. You may come to school and give the medication to your child at the appropriate times(s).
2. You may obtain a copy of a medication form from the school nurse or school secretary.
Take the form to your child’s doctor and have him/her complete the form by listing the
medication(s) needed, dosage, and number of times per day the medication is administered.
This form must be completed by the physician for both prescription and over-the-counter
drugs. The form must be signed by the doctor and by you, the parent or guardian.
Prescription medicines must be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled bottle which
contains instructions on how and when the medication is to be given. Over-the-counter
drugs must be received in the original container and will be administered according to the
doctor’s written instructions.
3. You may discuss with your doctor an alternative schedule for administering medication
(i.e. outside of school hours).
School personnel will not administer any medication to students unless they have received a
______________________________________________________________________________ School Nurse ______________________________________________________________________________ Principal