|Decatur County Community Schools|
|Bylaws & Policies|
5330.01 - SELF-ADMINISTERED MEDICATION
A student may possess and self-administer medication for chronic diseases or medical conditions provided the student's parent files a written authorization with the principal. The written authorization must be filed annually. A physician's written statement must be included with the parent's authorization.
The physician's statement be filed annually and include the following information:
|A.||An acute or chronic disease or medical condition exists for which the medication is prescribed.|
|B.||The student has been given instruction as to how to self-administer the medication.|
|C.||The nature of the disease or medical condition requires emergency administration of the medication.|
The School or School Board is not liable for civil damages as a result of a student's self-administration of medication for an acute or chronic disease or medical condition except for an act or omission amounting to gross negligence or willful and wanton misconduct.