In accordance with the recommendation of the PA Department of Health, the student will be given medication (including over-the-counter medication) only by the DIRECT WRITTEN ORDER OF A LICENSED PRESCRIBER (Licensed Physician, Physician Assistant, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner, Dentist). It is anticipated that administering medication during school hours will be the exception rather than the rule. All medication will be kept in a locked area (i.e. drawer, security box, or cabinet). At the end of the designated time period, which shall be set by the licensed prescriber, all unused medication will be returned or destroyed.
The “Request to Administer Medication” form must be completed by the parent/guardian and the licensed prescriber before any medication will be administered (with the exception of acetaminophen, aveeno, calamine lotion, and/or caladryl). This form is available from the nurse’s office or on the website (see link below) at www.eastlycoming.net. The form must contain the following information:
1. Name of student
2. Name of medication
3. Purpose of medication
4. Amount/dosage, route and time medication is to be given
5. Signature of parent/guardian and licensed prescriber
All medication must be in the original pharmaceutically dispensed and properly labeled container (may not be written on by the parent/guardian). Medication sent in Tupperware/plastic containers, envelopes, plastic bags will not be given.
Medication can only be given during school when failure to take such medication would jeopardize the health of the student. The first dose of any medication must be given at home. The parent/guardian will be responsible for the cutting of tablets.
1. Parent/guardian will be requested to pick up unused/expired medication.
2. If the parent /guardian does not pick up the medication by the last day of the school year, the school nurse will destroy/discard. A school district employee will witness this act if the medication to be discarded is a controlled substance.