Medication Administration in School
In the event that your child is required to receive ANY medication at school, the following policy must be adhered to:
- Only the school nurse or parent/guardian can dispense medication to a student in the school setting. Exceptions are inhalers, epinephrine or insulin, or any other medications to treat life threatening conditions, which can be self-administered when indicated by physician order.
- ALL medication must be in the original, prescription labeled container from the pharmacy.
- The prescribing doctor must provide written instructions to dispense the medication at school, including the time the medication is to be given, and the parent must provide written permission for nurse to administer medication in school. Forms are available in the Nurse's Office, or click on links below to download.
- This policy applies to all medication including over-the-counter medications.
MEDICATION FORMS (click on link to access form)
◊ Authorization for Administration of Medication Form - to be used when medication is to be administered in the school setting (to be filled out and signed by healthcare provider and parent/guardian)
◊ Self-Administration of Medication Permission Form - to be used if the student is allowed to self administer medication for asthma or anaphylaxis (to be filled out and signed by healthcare provider and parent/guardian)
♦ Self-administration of medication by a pupil for asthma or other potentially life-threatening illness or life threatening allergic reaction is permitted in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.3.
◊ Emergency Plan & Medication Order For Acute Allergic Reaction/Anaphylaxis - Allergy and Anaphylaxis action plan (to be filled out by health care provider with parent/guardian signature)
◊ Asthma Treatment Plan - PACNJ - Asthma action plan (to be filled out by health care provider with parent/guardian signature)
♦ PACNJ: The Pediatric/Adult Asthma Coalition of New Jersey