Medicine at school
Only medication that cannot be given outside of the school day will be administered at school (i.e. mealtimes, physician designated time, four times a day or greater.) All medication taken at school must be prescribed by a doctor or dentist licensed to practice in the State of Texas. School nurses must also have a signed parent request.
All medication must be in the original container and properly labeled with:
name of medication
dosage and times to be taken.
Giving medication to school/nurse
All medications must be deposited with the school nurse or in the school office. It is recommended that only a 30 day supply be brought to school.
It is strongly suggested that a parent deliver the medication to the clinic and remain to count the medication amount with school personnel.
Unused medication may be returned home with a student with written parent permission.
Over-the-counter medications like advil and cough drops will not be administered at school unless there is:
A signed doctor’s order giving specific instructions for medication administration
A signed parent request
Students carrying their own medicine
Students may carry and self-administer emergency rescue medication while at school or school functions with permission from parents, physician, and school nurse.