Students who have not met the requirements as outlined will be excluded until verification is provided. The following are considered acceptable forms of documentation:
Under special circumstance, it may be necessary for a student to take medication during the school day. This is permissible by law when specific procedures have been followed. Medication Authorization forms are available in the health office. All medication, including over-the-counter products (pain relief, cough medicine, etc.) must be dispensed by the health office only.
A. GENERAL POLICY
1. No student shall be given medication during school hours except upon written requested from a licensed physician/healthcare provider who has the responsibility for the medical management of the student. The parent or guardian must sign all such requests.
2. A new form is required for each prescription change and at the beginning of each school year.
B. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN
1. Parents/guardians shall be encouraged to cooperate with the physician to develop a schedule so that necessity for taking medication at school will be minimized or eliminated.
2. Parents/guardians will assume full responsibility for the supply and transportation of all medications.
3. Parents/guardians may administer medication to their child on a scheduled basis arranged with the school. Students are not permitted to carry prescribed or over-the-counter medications on a school campus without proper paperwork on file with the school’s representative.
4. Parents/guardians may pick up unused medications from the school office during and at the close of the school year. Medications remaining after the last day will be discarded.
C. RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PHYSICIAN AND PARENT OR GUARDIAN
1. A request form for prescribed or over-the-counter medication must be completed by the pupil’s physician, signed by the parent or guardian, and filed with the school administrator or his/her designated representative.
2. The container must be clearly labeled by the physician or pharmacy with the following information:
Name of medication
Dosage, schedule (specific to school) and dose form
Date of expiration of prescription or course
3. Each medication is to be in a separate pharmacy container prescribed for the student by a California physician.
D. RESPONSIBILITY OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL
1. The school administrator will assume responsibility for placing medications in a locked cabinet.
2. Students will be assisted with taking medications according to the physician’s instructions and the procedure observed by a school staff member.
TRANSCRIPTS FROM ANOTHER CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE