Administering Medication

Medication will only be administered in the school health office by the school nurse with written parent/guardian permission and an order from a licensed physician containing:

  • name of pupil
  • name of drug
  • dosage
  • time schedule for administration
  • diagnosis of the condition for which the medication has been prescribed

Parent/guardian should send in only the quantity of medication that will be used in school. It must be contained in the original labeled bottle. The school nurse will administer non-prescription drugs (such as Tylenol, Advil, etc.) only with a written order from a licensed physician. An unopened-labeled bottle of the medication must be provided to the school nurse as well. Taking medication in any area other than the health office or being in possession of any drugs is not permitted. Students may be subject to the Substance Abuse Policy 5131.6