When it is necessary for a student to take any prescription or over-the-counter medicines during school hours, the school nurse must have:
- Written direction from the health care provider for administering the medication.
- A written request from a parent to administer medication to their child. The parent must deliver the medication to school and personally pick up any unused medicine.
- Medication must be in the original container with only the exact number of doses needed to be dispensed in school. STUDENTS MUST NOT HAVE MEDICINE ON THEIR PERSON AT SCHOOL. The only exception is a rescue inhaler for an asthmatic student who has written permission from their Health Care Provider and has been deemed self-directed by the School Nurse.