MEDICATIONS ON CAMPUS
If you would like your child to receive any medication while at school, a parent must bring the medication to the Health Center and sign a Medication Log form that will allow the nurse to give that particular medication while the child is here at school. There has been a medication policy change starting school year 2018/19. In accordance with the Arizona School Board Association and the DVUSD Governing Board Policy JLCD, a written doctor's order will now be required for any prescription medication or dietary supplement. The form can be obtained from the school nurse. Any prescription drug must be brought to school in the ORIGINAL prescription bottle with the label on the outside including student's name, medication instructions and doctor's name along with the new form. There are no stock medications at the Health Center.
If your child needs to carry insulin, an inhaler, EpiPen, an antihistamine or seizure medication in their backpack while on campus, the parent must sign a Self-Carry (Consent To Carry) form at the Health Center AND fill out an Action Plan for that student's particular medical condition. This way, we know how you would like us to treat your child's health condition here at school.
If your child will need a nebulizer treatment while at school, please bring the medication vials in the original box with prescription label on the outside and nebulizer tubing with you. The Health Center has a nebulizer machine but tubing cannot be shared among students. Parents have to provide their own tubing set for each child. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions regarding any medications that you would like your child to receive while here at school.
Any medications not picked up at the end of the school year will be destroyed.