CSISD's Policies on Medication Administration at School
Only medications that are required to enable a student to stay in school may be given at school. Three times a day medication should be given before school, after school, and at bedtime. If necessary, medication can be given at school under the following conditions:
1. MEDICATION MUST BE IN ORIGINAL PROPERLY LABELED CONTAINERS dated for the current school year and brought to school by an adult and given to the nurse. Medications must be age appropriate.
2. MEDICATION SENT IN BAGGIES OR UNLABELED CONTAINERS WILL NOT BE GIVEN AND DESTROYED. All prescription medication must be provided in a container with the pharmacist’s label attached. Non-prescription OTC medication must be in the container with the manufacturer’s original label. Physician samples must be appropriately labeled by the physician with the patient’s name and instructions.
3. The first day dosage of any medication must have been given at home before it can be administered at school.
4. An emergency plan for anaphylaxis and asthma + parental permission is required (separate form) for self- carry/self-administered emergency medications such as inhalers/EpiPens/Insulin.
5. FDA APPROVED OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION MAY NOT BE GIVEN LONGER THAN 7 CONSECUTIVE DAYS WITHOUT A DOCTOR’S WRITTEN PRESCRIPTION.