Policy Code: JHCD-R
Adoption Date: Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Review Date: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
ADMINISTERING MEDICATION TO STUDENTS
Teachers shall be responsible for minor first aid treatment. When requested to do so by the legal guardian and a physician's order, and when designated by the principal, teachers may administer medication prescribed by a doctor to enable the student to receive an appropriate education. Release forms (JHCD-E) signed by the student's legal guardian and the physician shall be required. These forms shall require validation of the prescription. Additionally:
The parent or guardian shall bring the medication to the school. A student may not carry the medication to or from school.
The medication shall be accepted only in a container, which is labeled by a pharmacist. The label shall include the name of the medication, route of administration, the frequency, and the physician's name. Non-prescription, over the counter medication must be in the original container and clearly labeled with the child’s name and dose per doctor’s order on the container.
The medication shall be kept in a specified cabinet for proper storage, which will be locked when not in use. If refrigeration is required, the medication will be stored in the refrigerator.
When there are special instructions in the administration of medication, the nurse will provide the needed training to those school personnel who are designated to give the medication.
A record shall be kept on each student receiving medication. Each dose administered should be charted by indicating the date, time given, and the signature of the one who administered the medication. Any medication error/adverse reaction must be reported to the parent, the principal, the nurse, and documented on the Medication Error/Adverse Reaction Reporting Form.
Unused medication(s) should be picked up within two weeks following notification of parent/guardians or it will be disposed of by the school and recorded on the Daily Medication Tracking Form. If disposing of medication, two people must be present to record the medication, amount of medication discarded, date and how discarded. Both witnesses must sign the Daily Medication Tracking Form.