Authorization for Medication Administration
Whenever possible, medication should be administered at home. If a medication is to be administered at school, an authorization form must be signed by a health care provider licensed to prescribe medications and by the parent/guardian. Prescription medication must be in the most current pharmacy labeled container. Over the counter medications must be provided in the original container and in limited quantities. Only one medication per form is permitted, and a new form must be completed each school year and anytime the dose or instructions change. Medications are not to be transported by students (unless approved by the school nurse to self-carry) and must be checked in by an adult.