Dispensing of Medication

Some students may need prescription and nonprescription medication to participate in their educational program.  These students shall receive medication associated with their educational program.

Medication shall be administered when the student’s parent or guardian (hereafter “parent”) provides a signed and dated written statement requesting medication administration at school, and the medication is in the original labeled container, either as dispensed or in the manufacturer’s container.

When administration of the medication requires ongoing professional health judgment, an individual health plan shall be developed by the licensed health personnel with the student and the student’s parent.   Students who have demonstrated competence in administering their own medications may self-administer their medication.  A written statement by the student’s parent shall be on file requesting co-administration of medication, when competence has been demonstrated.

Persons administering medication shall include the licensed registered nurse, parent, physician, and persons who have successfully completed a medication administration course reviewed by the Board of Pharmacy Examiners.   A medication administration course and periodic update shall be conducted by a registered nurse or licensed pharmacist, and a record of course completion kept on file at school.

A written medication administration record shall be on file at school, including:   date; student’s name; prescriber or person authorizing administration; medication; medication dosage; administration time; administration method; signature and title of the person administering medication; and any unusual circumstances, actions, or omissions. 

Medication shall be stored in a secured area unless an alternate provision is documented.

Emergency protocols for medication-related reactions shall be posted.

Medication information shall be confidential information, and shall be available to school personnel with parental authorization. 

Policy 504.10 Student Medication Administration

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