The middle school and high school medication policy varies slightly from the elementary school policy and encourages increased responsibility.
- All prescribed medications should be brought to the school nurse’s attention.
- Many medications prescribed for attention deficit disorder and emotional problems, including depression, are controlled substances. Controlled substances require a doctor’s note and parent’s authorization and must be dispensed from the health room under the supervision of the school nurse.
- Students in sixth through 12th grades with diagnosis of asthma or severe allergies may carry and self-administer emergency medication. Kansas law states that this self-administration policy require written parent and physician signature specifying the name and purpose of medication, prescribed dosage, conditions under which the medication is to be self-administered and verification that the student has been instructed in self-administration, etc.
- Antibiotics and other non-controlled prescription medications can be carried and self-administered by the student at the nurse’s discretion. Medication must be in the original prescription bottle.
- Over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, etc.) may be carried and self-administered by students without written parent and/or physician signature. A limited supply of over-the-counter medications is available from the health room upon parent permission.
- In addition, these general rules apply:
- All medication is to be carried in its original container.
- At no time should a student give medication to another student.
- The principal may revoke the self-medication privilege of any student found to be in violation of the policy.