Medications

Medications

  • Medications in Schools

    In most cases, students are not allowed to carry medications with them. Medications are kept in the health room and administered by the school nurse or a staff member designated by the principal. The child's condition must necessitate that the medication be given during school hours.

    Written authorization and request from a parent is needed for all medications (see forms below). All medications must be in the original, current, properly labeled container with clear and legible instructions.

    A physician's signature is required on the written request for:

    Over-the-counter medications given more than 5 consecutive school days.
    Medications where the prescription label does not match the parent request or is missing required information.
    Medication samples or off-label prescription requests.


    For medications to be given by the nurse at school the above minimum requirements must be met.

    Forms:

    Permission for Medication Administration

     

    Emergency Medications for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students 

    The Texas Legislature has passed laws that allow students to carry and self-administer emergency medications, including asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens, while at school or school-related functions with written documentation from parents and their physician. Please contact the nurse for further information.

    Non-US filled Prescription medications, alternative therapies, herbals, and supplements not approved or controlled by the FDA will NOT be administered by school personnel.