ALL medications to be given whether prescription or OTC (motrin, benadryl, etc.) REQUIRE parent/guardian authorization on the
medication administration form(available in clinic)
Parent authorization accepted for up to 10 school days of medicaiton administration (2 school weeks). Any time after that, a physician signature is required.
Medication forms are required to be renewed annually, to the date of the signature (not necessarily at the beginning of each school year, although this could save you trouble).
Students 3rd grade and above are allowed to carry and self-administer inhalers, diabetic medications and emergency allergy medications such as epinephrine pens only with a written physician consent and following assessment by the school nurse for the student's competency of administration skills and knowledge of symptoms.