Prescription or nonprescriptioopn medications (including cough drops) can only be taken at school if there are specific written directions from a licensed health care professional and signed written permission from a parent or guardian. Over-the-counter medications are not kept at school for student use. If your child requires medication during school hours, contact your school.
For more details, please see Medication at School Policy #3416 & Medication at School Procedure #3416.
- All medication taken at school requires a health care provider order including prescription, over-the-counter, lotions, & chapstick.
- Medication orders must be signed by both the health care provider & parent/guardian.
- Medication orders must be renewed each year.
- Medication must come properly labeled & in the original container.
- Check the expiration date – if possible bring in medication that doesn’t expire until the last day of June.
- An inhaler may be carried by the student with permission from his/her health care provider and parent permission – it must be specified that this is okay on the order form & student must demonstrate proper use to the school nurse. WA State recommends that a backup inhaler be kept in the health room if your student carries his/her inhaler at school.
- If your student uses an inhaler at home, he/she should have an inhaler at school.