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Managing Medications on Campus

General rules 

  • Medication will not be accepted without the required physician/parent authorization.
  • ALL medications shall be delivered to and kept in the school clinic.
  • All medication must be in the original prescription or over-the-counter container.
  • Medications may not be kept in the classroom or administered by a teacher in the classroom.
  • Medication brought to the clinic in containers such as, but not limited to, plastic wrap or bags, foil, jars, paper towels, envelopes, etc. will NOT be administered.

Long Term and Prescription Medications

  • For general medication to be given at school a physician signed Medication Administration Request Form is required

Medication Administration Request Form (Fillable)

Asthma Action Plan

Short Term Medications, Over The Counter Medications and Cough Drops

Short Term Medication Requests

  • The administration of non-prescription medication is permitted only on a very limited basis and only with written permission from parents/guardians.
  • Only medications with appropriate dosages and indications will be accepted.
  • Medications without a physician's order will be administered for ten (10) school days. A physician's order will be required thereafter.
  • There is a short form in the clinic that must be filled and signed by a parent/guardian at the time medications are first receieved.

Cough Drops

  • Cough drops and throat lozenges will be administered to students with written permission from parents/guardians for five (5) consecutive school days, up to two (2) occurrences per school year.
  • Students may use up to 2 cough drops or lozenges per day; they must remain in the clinic while the cough drop or lozenge dissolves to decrease the risk of choking.
  • There is a short form in the clinic that must be filled and signed by a parent/guardian at the time cough drops are first receieved.

 This information, and more, is published in pages 70-71 of the NEISD Elementary School Student/Parent Handbook.

Peter Leinweber, RN