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Per NEISD protocol, all medications must be checked in to the clinic by a parent and can only be issued per doctor's orders. Please visit the Harris clinic to check in all medication with Nurse Taliaferro. This must be done each school year.
For medications to be left in clinic, please have your doctor and a guardian/parent sign one of these forms. Also, once per year, a parent may sign a short-term medication form that is good for 10 school days. This is often used to leave Tylenol or ibuprofen during short term injuries/illness or to initiate a student on medication until the permanent Medication Administration form is received from your doctor.
For asthma/inhaler and nebulizer medications to be left in the clinic, please have your doctor complete an Asthma Action Plan.
*if you would like for your child to self carry their inhaler, please contact the clinic*
Important things- Medications
- Parents/Guardians must provide all medications for administration during hours of instruction. The school does not provide any over-the-counter products with the exception of first aid products approved by the NEISD Medical Advisory Committee (see CLINIC section for list of products).
- ALL medications shall be delivered and kept in the school clinic. Medications may not be kept in the classroom or administered by a teacher in the classroom. Students may not carry ANY type of medication(prescription, non-prescription, homeopathic products, vitamins, or over-the-counter health products) on their person, in their lunch box, purse, or book bag/backpack, on the school bus, or place these types of items in their locker. There are severe disciplinary consequences, including suspension and assignment to an alternative education program or expulsion for possessing, carrying, distributing or placing over the counter and prescription medications in the places listed above.
- Medication will not be accepted without the required physician/parent authorization. All medication must be in the original prescription or over-the-counter container. 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.
**Parents/Guardians must pick up any unused medication from the clinic when discontinued or at the end of the school year. Medication not picked up at the end of the school year by the parents/guardians will be destroyed.**
FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL STUDENTS, MEDICATIONS WILL NOT BE SENT HOME WITH STUDENTS AND STUDENTS MAY NOT BRING MEDICATION TO SCHOOL.
Please see the student handbook or contact clinic for any questions in relation to medication protocols.