All medications, including over the
counter medications, must be prescribed by your child's physician and the
medication administration log form must be returned to school before medication
will be given by school personnel.
Parent/guardian must sign parental permission on the medication administration
log form before medication will be given by school personnel.
A new medication log must be presented for any changes and/or discontinuation
of any medication. Verbal orders from the parent are not legal and will not be
The medication is to be brought to the school by the parent or other
responsible adult in a properly labeled container from the pharmacy or
manufacturer. You may want the pharmacy to label two containers: one for
home and one for school.
The parent is responsible for picking up the child's medication on the
last day of school. Any medication that is not picked up on the last day
will be discarded.
A new medication log is required at the beginning of every school year,
Emergency medication (inhalers, insulin, EpiPen, pancreatic enzymes, etc.) for
life threatening conditions, for all grade levels, fall under additional
guidelines. Refer to the Authorization of Self Administration of
Students in grades 9-12 may self administer prescription or non prescription
medication provided that certain conditions are met:
- a medication log must be completed by the physician and
also signed by the parent
- parent must sign an authorization for self
administration of medication form
- school nurse must be reasonably assured that student is
capable of taking his/her own medication
- medication, up to 3 day supply, must be kept in a
properly labeled container and on their person or in their locker
- failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in
loss of privilege to self medicate and student may be subjected to
If student violates the policy
regarding medication administration, action will be based upon the WV Board of
Education policy 4373-Student Code of Conduct and/or WV Board of Education
policy 2422.5-Substance Abuse.
In accordance with standard nursing practice, the school nurse may refuse to
administer or allow to be administered any medication which, based on his/her
judgment, has the potential to be harmful, dangerous, or inappropriate.
In these cases, the parent/guardian and licensed provider shall be notified
immediately by the school nurse.