Medical Authority Information


Medical Authority
Parents have the primary responsibility for the administration of medication to their children. If it is necessary for students to receive medication during school hours, the District 29 policy requires that the following conditions be met:

1. All medications given in school, including non-prescription drugs, shall be prescribed by a licensed prescriber/physician on an individual basis as determined by the student's health status.
The exception- a new self-carry law which allows students with emergency inhalers for asthma to bring the device to school and carry and self-administer the medication.  The medication(inhaler) must have a prescription label and written parent permission.  A doctor signature is not necessary as long as the original label is present.  The doctor should notify the school if a child is not capable of self-administering. The parent must sign the medication authorization form- as written parental permission is required. Forms must be renewed annually at the beginning of the school year.

2. All medications
(including over the counter) given in school require the completion of the District 29 Medication Authorization form. This form must be completed by the licensed prescriber/physician and signed by both the prescriber/physician and parent.
 
3. Medication must be provided in the pharmacy-labeled container, or with over-the-counter medication, in the original packaging, labeled with the student's name. All medications are kept in a locked cabinet in the school nurse's office and dispensed by authorized personnel only. Parents are responsible for delivering and picking up medication in school.

AUTHORIZATION AND PERMISSION FOR ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION forms are available in the school nurse's office and online. If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.
 
 

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Last Modified on June 4, 2014
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