Hopefully you will never need to use this information but it is important for all to be aware of school policy and the law. All medication, whether it is over-the-counter or prescribed by your physician, must be accompanied by written orders from your physician. Parents must deliver medication to the school in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or the original container for over the counter medications. Children are not permitted to carry medication to and from school unless they are permitted by their physician to self-administer medication for life-threatening illnesses. Your pharmacist can provide you with an appropriately labeled bottle for use at school. This is not only board of education policy but also the law. The New Jersey Nurse Practice Act prohibits nurses from administering medication without written orders from a physician. Any questions, please give me a call.
For further information you may reference Board policy # 5330 on the district website under BOE.
Forms for medication administration at school:
For students with asthma requiring medication in school use the asthma action plan form. For students with severe food or insect allergies requiring medication in school use the anaphylaxis action plan. For any other medication needed in school use the medical authorization form.