In general, the administration of medication to students while they are in the schools is to be discouraged. If a student must have medication while in school, (Treatment schedules which allow doses to be given at times other than during the school hours are preferred and encouraged.) the medication must be provided to the school by the parent/guardian in the original container. The Medication Administration Form must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian and prescribing health care provider. This includes any prescription medications and over the counter medications.
Inhalers for Asthma, Insulin for Diabetes, and auto injectors with epinephrine for severe allergic reactions are all considered EMERGENCY MEDICATIONS. These medications can be carried and self-administered by the student when appropriate and with authorization from the prescriber, parent, and school nurse.