• MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

    • All medication should be given at home if possible.
    • The initial dose of any medication must be administered at home, doctor's office or hospital.
    • Administration time of medication should be adjusted so that only one dose will need to be administered at school.
    • All medications must be delivered by the parent/guardian and be checked in to the clinic.
    • Medications that are controlled substances (i.e. narcotics, ADHD medications) will be counted by the school nurse or designated PISD employee upon arrival at school and documented as to the number of pills or liquid received.
    • A new medication permission form is required every school year.
    • Labels on medicine and permission form must match.
    • Only FDA approved medications will be administered.
    • All medication, whether prescription or non-prescription, must be kept in the nurse’s office and be administered by the Nurse or another authorized district employee. A student may be authorized to possess his or her own medication because of asthma, diabetes or a severe allergy.
    • No handwritten or emailed notes will be accepted.
    • Physician’s orders may be brought to the school in-person or sent via fax to ensure privacy (please do not email).
    • If the student will have an EpiPen or inhaler to be used at school, then the parent should provide the school with an emergency action plan which must be completed by the child's physician.

     

    All prescription medication must be:

    1. Provided by the parent/guardian and accompanied by the completed medication form (see below).
    2. In its original container, properly labeled and given according to label directions (must have current, pharmacy generated label). The prescription label must include: Name and address of the pharmacy; Name of the student; Name of the prescribing practitioner; Date the prescription is dispensed; Instructions for use; Expiration date of the medication.
    3. Inhalers must be kept in the nurse’s office. A student may only carry an inhaler if a physician's order is provided to the school. In the event that a student must carry an inhaler, an additional inhaler should be kept in the nurse’s office.

    All over the counter medication (i.e. Advil, Motrin, Tylenol, Aleve, cough medicine, allergy medication, antacids, cough drops, all topical ointments, eye and ear drops) must be:

    1. Provided by parent/guardian and accompanied by the completed medication form (see below).
    2. In its original, age-appropriate container and will only be administered according to label directions (label must be legible).
    3. Will not be given after the 10th day or the 10th dose whichever is first without a physician's order.

    All sample prescription medication must be:

    1. Provided by parent/guardian and accompanied by the completed medication form (see below).
    2. In its original container. Will only be administered with a physician's order.

    All alternative medicine must be:

    1. Provided by parent/guardian and accompanied by the completed medication form (see below).
    2. In its original container, accompanied by a patient information sheet listing ingredients, actions, and side effects.
    3. Will only be given with a physician's order including dosage information.
    4. All medication must be FDA approved.
    5. Administered only if required by IEP or Section 504 plan of student with disabilities.

     

    The District cannot assume any responsibility for loss or negligent behavior when a student carries his/her medication without knowledge of the nurse. Any medication not picked up by a parent/guardian at the end of the year will be discarded.

     

    Medication Permission Form (English)

    Medication Permission Form (Spanish)

    The front office at each campus has printed forms if you need to pick one up.

     

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