MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
If possible, it is encouraged that parents give medication at home on a schedule other than during school hours. It is the responsibility of the parent to inform appropriate school personnel of the medical conditions of the student and the medications that the student is taking that may have an effect on their child’s educational success. If it is necessary that medication be given during the school day, compliance with the following instructions is required. All medication given at school must be kept in the school office, regardless of the student’s age.
- Only medication that has been prescribed for a student by a physician/dentist will be administered by school personnel.
- It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian of the child to provide any medication to be given at school.
- The parent/guardian must sign a Moore Public Schools Medication Consent form which states the name of the medication, the amount to be given, the time to be given, and the duration of time the medication needs to be given.
- No medication shall be administered unless a completed Medication Consent Form is supplied to the school with the medication. You can find a copy of this form here.
- A new Medication Consent Form must be completed for any change in medication, dosage, time or duration. Telephone permission will not be accepted.
- Prescription medication must be brought to school in a prescription vial with the pharmacy label that states the physician/dentist's name, name and dosage of the medication, and the directions for administration. Written physician authorization is also required.
- Non-prescription medication must be brought to school in the original container and accompanied by the physician/dentist's written request and instructions for administration of the medication at school.
- Sample drugs must be accompanied by a physician’s written order, specifying the dosage, frequency, and directions for administration.
- Medication that is to be given for longer than 10 days or “only when necessary” will require a written and signed statement by the physician/dentist.
- Only FDA-approved medication will be given at school.
- Herbal and homeopathic supplements will not be given at school.
- Aspirin or medications containing aspirin will be given at school only with a physician’s written order. (Example: Pepto-Bismol or any similar generic brands)
- Requests from a parent/guardian to change the dosage of any medication beyond that listed on the label will not occur without written confirmation from the prescribing physician/dentist.
- All medication to be given at school must be kept in the school office, regardless of the student’s age. Exceptions are made for emergency medications (such as inhalers, EpiPens, and insulin) which may be carried by a student AFTER the school receives the completed Medication Consent Form, signed by the parent and physician, stating that it is necessary for the medicine to remain with the student.
- No medication will be sent home with elementary, junior high, or high school students. The parent/guardian must pick up the student’s medication. For all school levels, medication not picked up at the end of the school year will be appropriately destroyed.
- All medication must be dropped off with a school employee by a parent/guardian. Each time a medication is dropped off or picked up from the school, it will be counted by a school employee and the parent/guardian. The count will be documented on the Pill Count Sheet. Medications will NOT be accepted from a student. The parent/guardian will be called and asked to pick up the medication from the school.