Oregon-Davis School Corporation
Administrative Guidelines
 

5330 - USE OF MEDICATIONS

The medications and/or treatments which may be administered are defined in Policy 5330. In those circumstances where a student must take prescribed medication during the school day, the following guidelines are to be observed:

 

A.

Parents should determine with their physician's counsel whether the medication schedule can be adjusted to avoid administering medication during school hours.

   
 

B.

Authorization for Prescribed Medication or Treatment, must be filed with the respective building principal before the student will be allowed to begin taking any medication during school hours. This written and signed request form is to be submitted on an annual basis and will include:

   
 

1.

student's name;

   
 

2.

medication and dosage or procedure required;

   
 

3.

times required;

   
 

4.

special instructions including storage and sterility requirements;

   
 

5.

date prescribed medication will be started;

   
 

6.

date prescribed medication will no longer be needed;

   
 

7.

physician's name, address, and telephone number;

   
 

8.

probable side effects;

   
 

9.

authorization by both the physician and the parent for a student to self-administer the medication but only in the presence of an authorized staff member or parent;

   
 

10.

authorization for school personnel to administer the prescribed medication, if necessary;

   
 

11.

agreement/satisfactory arrangement to deliver medication to/from school;

   
 

12.

agreement to notify the school in writing if the medication, dosage, schedule, or procedure is changed or eliminated. A new request form must be submitted each school year or for each new medication.

   
 

C.

All medications to be administered during school hours must be registered with the nurse’s office. Upon receipt of the medication, the nurse shall verify the amount of medication brought to the school and indicate that amount on the student medication log sheet. Medication should be kept in a locked cabinet in the clinic or nurse's office, when possible.

   
 

D.

Medication that is brought to the office will be properly secured. Medication may be conveyed to school directly by the parent or transported by transportation personnel (bus driver and/or bus aide) at parental request. This should be arranged in advance. A two to four (2-4) weeks' supply of medication is recommended. Medication MAY NOT be sent to school in the student's lunch box, pocket, or other means on or about his/her person. An exception to this would be prescriptions for emergency medications for allergies and/or reactions.

   
 

E.

For each prescribed medication, the container shall have a pharmacist's label with the following information:

   
 

1.

student's name

   
 

2.

physician's name

   
 

3.

date

   
 

4.

pharmacy name and telephone

   
 

5.

name of medication

   
 

6.

prescribed dosage and frequency

   
 

7.

special handling and storage directions

   
 

F.

At no time shall medication be administered in a dosage that exceeds that listed in the current Physician’s Desk Reference.

   
 

G.

Any unused medication unclaimed by the parent will be destroyed by the administrative personnel when a prescription is no longer to be administered or at the end of a school year.

   
 

H.

The staff member administering the medication shall ensure that the student takes the medication properly.

   
 

I.

If a student does not take the medication at the proper time, the staff member responsible for administering the medication shall take appropriate steps to locate the student and administer the medication and to then notify the parents of the importance of the child reporting on time for his/her medication.

   
 

J.

All medications are to be administered in such a way as to not unduly embarrass the student.

   
 

K.

A log for each prescribed medication shall be maintained which will note the personnel giving the medication, the date, and the time of day. This log will be maintained along with the physician's written request and the parent's written release.

   
 

L.

Form 5330 F1, Authorization for Prescribed Medication or Treatment, shall be completed and signed by the principal authorizing the person(s) who may administer the medication or procedure. A second adult must be present during the administration of any medication.

   
 

M.

A count of each student's medication is to be made every month and the amount reconciled with the original amount indicated on the log sheet and the number administered since the last count.

   
 

N.

If, for supportable reasons, the principal wishes to discontinue the privilege of a student self-administering a medication, s/he shall notify the parent of this decision in sufficient time for an alternative administration to be established.

   
 

O.

Written documentation of any training provided for each person authorized to administer a prescribed medication or treatment will show:

   
 

1.

what training was given;

   
 

2.

the trainer's name and professional status;

   
 

3.

when the training was given;

   
 

4.

the duration of the training.

   
 

P.

If a student is exhibiting behavior which causes the teacher to be concerned about his/her medical status, this behavior must be reported to the building principal and expressed in writing in behavioral terms.

   
 

S.

Dispensing of nonauthorized, over-the-counter (OTC) medication by Corporation employees to students served by the Corporation is prohibited. Where investigation confirms such allegations, prompt corrective action shall be taken up to and including dismissal.

   
 

T.

In order to minimize health and safety risks to student-athletes and maintain ethical standards, school personnel, coaches, athletic trainees, and lay coaches should never dispense, supply or recommend, the use of any drug, medication, or food supplement solely for performance-enhancing purposes.

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