Prescription and Over the Counter (OTC).
Including: creams, eye drops, teeth numbing agents, vitamins, digestive enzymes etc.
Parents/Guardians are responsible for complying with the following guidelines set by the NYS Education Department which enables the nurse to administer medications to students
- Provide the School Nurse with a signed written authorization from the licensed prescriber which includes the name, dosage, route, frequency, and time of medication. It must also include the reason for the medication and possible side effects.
- Provide the School Nurse with a signed written authorization from the parent/guardian for each medication that the licensed prescriber has requested.
- All medication must be delivered to the Health Office by an adult in the original labeled pharmacy or store container. Do not send with a student on the bus. (no unlabeled medication)
- Any change in medication (dosage, frequency, etc..) must be accompanied with a new authorization from the licensed prescriber and the parent/guardian.
- All medications must be kept in the Health Office and administered under the supervision of the School Nurse.
- Medications must be picked up from the Health Office at the completion of classes each June by an adult. Unclaimed medication will be disposed. No medication will be kept for the following year.
A special authorization from the licensed prescriber, school nurse and the parent/guardian is required for any student who needs to carry and self-administer a medication such as an inhaler or EpiPen. Students are not allowed to carry medication without a doctor’s order on file in the Health Office.
NYS prescriber forms are acceptable or you may download the schools form below.