In order for the school nurse to administer prescription medications to students, three forms must be completed and on file for each medication: a medication consent form must be filled out by the parent, an order for the medication identifying the dosage and frequency of administration must be filled out by the physician, and a medication reconcilliation/administration record must be filled out by the parent and the school nurse.
Prescription medications must be brought to the health center by a parent/guardian in the original pharmacy labeled prescription container and labeled for the student with a current date.
In order for the school nurse to administer over-the-counter medications to students, two forms must be completed and on file for each medication: a medication consent form must be filled out by the parent and a medication reconcilliation/administration record must be filled out by the parent and the school nurse. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Neosporin, topical or oral Benadryl, cough drops, antacids, or any like remedies are considered medications and are not stocked in the health office.
Over-the-counter medications must be brought to the health center by a parent/guardian in the original manufacturer's labeled container and with a current date. Requests for administration must be in agreement with the manufacturer’s directions or have a superseding physician’s order.
Students are not to carry medications at school. If your child has a severe allergy and must carry an epi-pen and/or inhaler with them, a self-carry form will need to be completed. This form is only available for grades 6 through 8, and only certain medications will be considered. It is recommended that ALL medications be kept in the health center, so they are always accessible during an emergency.
It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up any unused or discontinued medications promptly from the health center. At the end of the school year, any medication remaining in the Health Center will be discarded and or destroyed.
All forms are available to print from home on the website under "forms" or you can pick up a copy in the Gavilan Peak Health Center.