Policy for Dispensing Medication at School
If a student needs to take any medication at school, the following policy must be followed:
- Prescription medication: Medication must be brought to school in a container appropriately and currently labeled by the pharmacy or physician. The label must include student's name, appropriate dosage, and time medication is to be given. Ask your pharmacist for a separate container with a prescription label which can be left at school. No student is allowed to carry any medication with the exception of an inhaler, and the inhaler may only be carried if a prescription from the doctor and parent's authorization is on file in the Nurse's office.
- Over-the-counter medication: Any over-the-counter medication such as Tylenol, cough syrup, cold tablets, etc. will be administered at school only if accompanied by a physician's order. Please contact your physician and they may fax the information to our office at 636.923.3656. The note (RX) must include disbursement instructions verifying that this is to be given at school. No student is permitted to carry any over the counter medication.