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5330 - USE OF MEDICATIONS
The School Board shall not be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of student illness. The administration of prescribed medication and/or medically-prescribed treatments to a student during school hours will be permitted only when failure to do so would jeopardize the health of the student, the student would not be able to attend school if the medication or treatment were not made available during school hours, or the child has a disability and requires medication to benefit from his/her educational program.
For purposes of this policy, "medication" shall include all medicines, including those prescribed by a physician and any nonprescribed (over-the-counter) drugs, preparations, and/or remedies. "Treatment" refers both to the manner in which a medication is administered and to health-care procedures which require special training, such as catheterization or intravenous or intramuscular injection.
Before any prescribed medication or treatment may be administered to any student during school hours, the Board shall require the written prescription from the child's physician accompanied by the written authorization of the parent. This document shall be kept on file in the office of the nurse, and made available to the persons authorized to administer the medication or treatment. The prescription must be in its original container and labeled with the student’s name and the exact dosage. At no time is the school to administer a dosage other than that authorized by the physician’s prescription
Both the physician and the parent also must authorize any self-medication by the student. In addition, the physician's statement authorizing self-medication must include the information set forth in Policy 5330.01 - Self-Administered Medication.
The Board requires the prior written consent of the parent before any nonprescribed medication or treatment may be administered (see Form 5330 F1a and Form 5330 F1b). These documents shall be kept in the office of the nurse.Except in the case of authorized self-medication, all forms of medication shall be administered by the School Corporation in accordance with the Superintendent's guidelines. No student is allowed to provide or sell any type of over-the-counter medication to another student.
Violations of this rule will be considered violations of Policy 5530 – Drug Prevention and of the Student Code of Conduct/Student Discipline Code.
Pursuant to I.C. 20-34-4.5-0.2, "emergency medication" includes:
Students who may require administration of an emergency medication may have such medication stored in the nurse's office and administered in accordance with this policy. However, if authorization for self-medication has been provided by the parent and physician that complies with the requirements of Policy 5330.01 - Self-Administered Medication, then the student may retain possession of the self-administered medications.
Medication that is possessed by a school for administration during school hours or at school functions may be released to the student's parent or to an individual who is eighteen (18) years of age or older and who has been designated, in writing, by the student's parent to receive the medication.
A school may send home medication that is possessed by a school for administration during school hours or at school functions with a student only if the student's parent provides written permission for the student to receive the medication.
The Superintendent shall prepare administrative guidelines, as needed, to address the proper implementation of this policy.
511 IAC 7-36-9
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