ALL school personnel should be able to administer medications to a student
ANY medication may be administered to a student with the written consent of a parent or guardian
A school must obtain a written note from a doctor or proper healthcare provider stating medication to be given, route, dose and frequency for an individual
Short-term use medications
Over-the Counter medications
All of the above
Proper hand washing before and after giving medications
Using bare hands if medication has to be placed directly in a child’s mouth
Watch a child self- administer medication so that you do not have to touch the medication
Do NOT borrow medications from another individual
Do NOT give expired or discolored medications
Do NOT ask the child for his or her name
Do NOT return unused medications back into their container if already removed
Obtaining a written note from a parent or guardian AND a health care provider with a list of medication consented to be administered.
A written note regarding a list of medications to be administered only has to be obtained once throughout a child’s time in the school.
The written note containing a child’s list of medications should include the name of the child, medication to be taken, how much, what route, and at what time.