Middle School and High School Medication Policy

The middle school and high school medication policy varies slightly from the elementary school policy and encourages increased responsibility.

  1. All prescribed medications should be brought to the school nurse’s attention.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

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