It is our foremost recommendation that any
medication be administered by a parent at home, or that a parent come to
school to administer medication to his/her child. In extraordinary
circumstances, medication may need to be administered at school. In that
case, our procedure is as follows:
No medication shall be administered
without an order from a licensed physician, dentist, or other authorized
prescriber. The “Request for Administering Medication at School and
Release from Liability” form shall accompany the order.
Our administration will administer
ONLY what a parent has brought directly to the office clearly marked with
the child’s name and specific instructions. These instructions are to be
distinctly set forth on the school’s “Request for Administering
Medication at School and Release from Liability” form, which is to be
completed, signed, and dated by the parent or guardian of the child, and
by the child’s physician. This form can be obtained from the school
office. No over-the-counter medication will be administered by the
office without a physician’s specific authorization set forth on the form.
At NO time shall any child be allowed to have
in his/her possession ANY medication whatsoever. This includes throat
lozenges, cough drops, eye drops, etc.
a child has any medical condition that arises while at school, such as
headache, cramping, earache, itchy skin, etc., the parent will be called
and the parent may either pick up the child or come to school to
administer the medication.
Unless otherwise indicated on the
medication form, all medication will be destroyed if it is not picked up
within two weeks of the date of the form.
Barry M. Butera