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Medication

1. Prescription medication may be administered at school after receipt of required forms. Students’ medication will be administered and maintained by nursing staff.

2. The current prescription bottle must be labeled with the child’s name and must indicate specific directions. The time to be given must be a specific time (e. g., noon, 11:00 AM, etc.) during the school day. Samples from doctors are acceptable but must be accompanied by doctor’s written orders to administer, including the child’s name, name of medication, time and amount to be taken.

3. A new prescription or changes in medication or medication dosages will require a new School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form and a new prescription bottle. No medication of any kind will be administered without signed permission.

4. Over the counter medication (OTC) will not be administered at Children’s Center unless the medication is prescribed by a doctor or clinic and the medication is in a prescription bottle with the same directions required for prescriptions. A School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form must be completed.

5. All medication must be delivered to the Nurses’ Station at Children’s Center by the parent/guardian, accompanied by a statement from the parent/guardian indicating pill count.

6. Medication will be dispensed as specified until the parent requests, in writing, to discontinue or until the supply is depleted.

7. Parents/guardians are responsible for picking up remaining medications at the end of the school term or may request in writing that the medication be sent home with the student on the last day of school. Any medications left at school following the last day will be disposed of without notification to parents.

8. Please refer to the MPs Code of Student Behavior handbook for specification about asthma medication.

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