Medication At School
when medication is needed at school
There are times when medication administration during school hours is required, in order to maintain the student in school. There are also medications that may need to be available in case of an emergency (asthma, anaphylaxis, seizures, diabetes). Parents are advised to speak with the doctor first,to discus all options. If medication must be available or administered during school hours, contact your school nurse immediately.
Requirements for Medication Administration @ School:
- An order, signed physician on Triad Request for Medication Administration Form is necessary for all medication, including over-the-counter.
- Parental signature / consent on Triad Request for Medication Administration Form
- ALL Medication must be brought to the school nurse by a parent/guardian, in a container, labeled appropriately by the pharmacist or licensed prescriber.
- Medication is stored in a locked cabinet in the nurse office.
- Medications requiring refrigeration are stored in a refrigerator in nurse office.
- Medication orders must be renewed each school year. Medication orders should be sent directly to the nurse.
Disposing of Medication at the end of the school year:
At the end of the school year or the end of the medication regime, the student’s parent/guardian is responsible for removing the unused medication from the school. If the parent does not pick up the medication, the CSN or RN will dispose of the medication.