The Wilson School District has established a medication policy to allow a student to take or be given medications at school. Medications are defined as any prescribed or over the counter medications (including inhalers and Epi-Pens).
- Complete a Medication Authorization Form, signed by both the prescribing physician and the parent. (This pertains to over the counter medications, as well as, prescribed medications.) Forms can be found in the health room.
- All medications must be hand delivered by the parent/guardian to the school nurse.
- All medication, including over the counter products, must be in its original container and labeled with the student’s name, drug name, dosage, and time to be given at school. NOTE: Upon request, most pharmacies will provide two labeled containers for a prescription so that the medication can be brought to school in the properly labeled container.
- The medication is counted by the school nurse upon receipt and kept in a secure, locked area in the nurse’s office.
- Whenever there is a change in medication dosage or direction, the school nurse must be notified in writing by the parent, accompanied by a physician’s note.
- At the end of the school year, a parent/guardian must pick up any unused medication. Any unclaimed medication left in the nurse’s office at the end of the school year will be destroyed.
- In compliance with Pa. Health Bill 1113, students may carry and use his/her prescribed inhaler or Epi-Pen during the school day and following these procedures:
- The Authorization for Medication Administration form is completed and on file in the nurse’s office.
- The prescribing physician and parent must agree that the child is able and responsible to carry and self-administer the inhaler and/or Epi-Pen during school hours or activities.
- If a student uses the inhaler during the school day, it is necessary that he/she notify the school nurse as soon as possible.
- The student’s name must be on the inhaler or Epi-Pen.
Standing Order Medications
The school district’s physician has authorized the administration of the following medications to students. In order for the nurse to administer any of these medications, a parent/guardian must give consent by checking the appropriate box on the Health Information Form (Emergency Form), kept in the nurse’s office and distributed yearly to each student.
- Acetaminophen (generic Tylenol)
- Ibuprofen (generic Motrin, Advil)
- Benadryl (for allergic reactions only)