Medication Administration

  • It is the policy of the NASD that all medication should be given at home.  However, if the need arises to have medication given in school the following policy should be followed.

    Prescription medication

    • Parents/guardians need to obtain a medication form from the school.  The physician needs to complete the form and the parent/guardian needs to complete the parent"s section. Return form to the school nurse. 
    • All medication must be in the original prescription bottle. Please check the expiration dates.
    • Students who have asthma may keep their inhalers with them as long as the doctor has agreed that this is appropriate and the child demonstrates appropriate use of the inhaler.  Inhalers may also be kept in the health room.

    Medication cannot be brought to school in plastic bags, etc.  Medications that are not in original containers will not be given.                                                

    OTC Medications

    Parents will need to complete an OTC form located in the backpack section of Sapphire under forms for medications provided through the school.  This will need to be completed every year.  It does not carry over from year to year.

    If you wish to have the nurse give an OTC medication from home, a parent must bring the medication to school in its original packaging.  It cannot be sent with the child.

    All medications with the exception of inhalers and epinephrine devices, must be brought to and picked up from school by a parent or adult.  This includes all over the counter medications as well as prescription medication.

    Links to the medication forms can be found on the main district page under the parent tab, health services.

    • Please contact the School Nurse with any questions at 610-837-1859.