Administration of Medication
Dickinson I. S. D. policy allows school nurses and other school employees to administer medication to students during school hours should medication be necessary to keep a student in optimum health and to maintain maximum school performance under the following conditions:
The school district has a consent on file to administer medication that has been signed by the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control of the student along with the prescribing physician’s signature.
Parental Request for Administering Medication
Prescription medication must be in the original container properly labeled with child's name, name of medicine, and directions for time and dosage.
Non-prescription medication shall be in the original container clearly labeled as content. Student's name and directions for time/dosage shall be provided by the
parent/guardian at the time the request to administer the medication is made.
TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE OF MEDICATION:
All medication shall be brought to the clinic by the parent, guardian, or other responsible adult and shall be secured there at all times. Students will not be allowed to carry medication. A doctor’s note is required to be on file in the clinic for any emergency a student may need to carry, such as insulin, inhalers, or epi-pens.
In the event that the school nurse, in the exercise of professional judgment, questions the administering of any particular medication as excessive or otherwise potentially harmful to the student, the nurse shall so notify the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control in writing that no further administering of the medication shall be done by school employees without a written authorization from a person licensed to practice medicine.