Administering Medications

ADMINISTERING MEDICATION TO STUDENTS AT SCHOOL

      NEW YORK STATE LAW requires that ANY MEDICATION (OVER-THE-COUNTER OR PRESCRIPTION) can only be given under the direction of a LICENSED DOCTOR OR NURSE PRACTITIONER through a WRITTEN ORDER.

1) Any PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION your child needs at school requires a Physician’s order and written permission from the parent to be administered at school. Forms are available in the Health Office if needed.

2) OVER-THE COUNTER MEDICATION such as PAIN RELIEVER, EYE DROPS, TOPICAL CREAMS AND NON-MEDICATED PRODUCTS NEED A WRITTEN SCRIPT FROM A DOCTOR OR NURSE PRACTITIONER AND A WRITTEN NOTE FROM THE PARENT in order for a nurse to give it to your child. The Over the Counter Medication form is available in the Health Office.

3) Medication must be received in the ORIGINAL BOTTLE OR CONTAINER from the pharmacy WITH YOUR CHILD'S NAME, DATE, INSTRUCTIONS AND AN EXPIRATION DATE. 

4) MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT, NOT ON A SCHOOL BUS WITH THE STUDENT.

 5) Medication MUST BE PICKED UP BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR by an adult. By law, if it is not picked up, it will be disposed of.

6) SUNSCREEN USE: students are now ALLOWED TO CARRY AND USE TOPICAL SUNSCREEN products approved by the FDA for over-the-counter use for the purpose of avoiding overexposure to the sun WITH THE WRITTEN PERMISSION OF THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN of the student.