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Medication Policy

by Lupe Kollasch

July 22, 2011


School medication is administered following these guidelines.  These requirements were formulated with your protection in mind, and comply with provisions in the law of the State of Iowa.  The administration of prescription medication by school personnel to the students in  school shall be done only with written authorization and direction of a licensed medical or osteopathic physician or dentist.  An “Authorization to Administer Medication” form shall be filled out and signed by the parent/guardian.

1.  Consent form signed by parents.

2.  Medication is in the original labeled container.

3.  Medication label contains the student name, name of medication, dose and time.

4.  Annual renewal of authorization and immediate notification, in writing, of charges.

5.  All medications over-the-counter and prescription drugs will be kept locked in the nurse’s office.

6.  Students using inhalers may keep that medication with them and self-administer with physician and parent approval.  The forms are in the nurse’s office.  Please inform the school if your child will be using an inhaler, how and when it is to be used.

7.  A written record will be kept on any medication given at school. This record will include the student’s name, the name of the medication, the amount of medication to be given, and the time at which it is to be given.  After the medication is given, the person dispensing the medication will initial the medication sheet.  A record shall be kept each time the medication is given at school.

8.  At the end of the school year, or at the end of the dispensing time, any remaining medication shall be returned to the pupil’s parents or destroyed.  If medication is destroyed, it should be noted on the pupil’s health record.

9.  The school does keep a supply of Tylenol, cough drops or non-prescription drugs.  No over-the-counter medications will be dispensed at school unless written permission from the parent is on file in the school office or nurse’s office.   These must be renewed at the beginning of each school year, and all previous notes will be destroyed at the end of each school year.









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