Medication Protocol

Sudbury Public Schools

 

Medication Protocol

 

 

Prescription Medication, Long Term

All medication taken by a student either daily or as needed (i.e. inhalers, epi-pens) requires written authorization from the physician and parent/guardian. These forms will be kept on file for the current school year. The medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the label specifying the child’s name, name of the medication with dosage and instructions, as well as the physician’s name and date of the prescription.

 

Prescription Medication, Short Term

Any medication that a student will take at school for a limited time (i.e. antibiotics, prescription allergy medication, etc...) requires written authorization from the parent/guardian. The medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child’s name, name of the medication with dosage and directions, as well as the physician’s name and date of the prescription.

 

Over-the-Counter Medication

Tylenol, Ibuprofen and Benadryl may be administered with written or verbal permission from the parent or guardian. These medications may be administered in the event of fever, pain, or an allergic reaction. These medications are not given freely and only when the nurse is satisfied that it will help to alleviate the student’s discomfort. If a student in grades K-5 has been in school for less than 3 hours, the parent/guardian will be contacted prior to administration. Any time medication is administered to a student during the school day the parent/guardian will be notified. Other over-the-counter medication may be administered during the school day with written authorization from the parent/guardian.

 

Medication Authorization

All medication authorizations by both the parent/guardian and the physician must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.

 

Delivery of Medication

All medication must be in the original labeled container and delivered to the health office by a parent/guardian. Students are not permitted to transport medication.

 

Disposal of Medication

Medication can not be stored at school during the summer break. Any medication not picked up at the end of the school year will be disposed of.

 

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