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Medication Administration

Medication Administration

Parents of students who require the administration of medication during the school day must have a PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER ADMINISTRATION CONSENT FORM on file in the school office. Students are only permitted to carry their medications that are for life threatening conditions, such as severe allergic reaction needing EpiPen, asthma inhalers, and insulin/glucagon for diabetes.Parents of students who need to carry life sustaining medication during the school day must have a CONTRACT TO CARRY LIFE-SUSTAINING MEDICATION AT SCHOOL form on file in the school office. Students should also carry a copy of the form while on campus.

This form must be completely filled out annually and signed by the parent/guardian and the child’s health care provider before the child can be assisted with the administration of medication by the district personnel at the school site. The authorized health care provider must be licensed in California.

It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide the school site with all necessary information and special instructions in writing related to the administration of medication to their child. The parent/guardian must immediately notify the school in writing of any changes in the child’s regimen or authorizing health care provider. It is also the child’s responsibility to follow the health care provider’s recommendations and instructions related to taking the medication (i.e., the child is responsible for going to the office at the prescribed times). Medication must be in its original container and brought to school by the parent/guardian, or an adult designee. All controlled medication will be counted and recorded on a medication log when delivered to school.

All medication must be picked up by a parent/guardian or adult designee at the end of the school year. NO medication will be given to a student to take home. Medication left in the school office at the end of the school year will be discarded.

For details on the District’s Medication policy, please refer Board Policy and Administrative Regulations ( AR) 5141.21 or Program Advisory On Medication Administration by California Department of Education at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn/medication.asp