Medication Policy for NHS
Medication policy for Nell Holcomb School
School personnel under the following guidelines can only administer medication to a pupil:
1. Prescription medicine that is to be given daily at school must come in the original container with the label intact. The label will be the Doctor’s order. A medication permission form must be filled out.
2. Students are not allowed to have medications in their possession for self-administering. This includes Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
Exceptions may be made in the case of inhalers and other items for which students must have immediate access. These exceptions must have a Doctor’s order, which will be maintained, in the nurse’s office of such exceptions.
3. All over-the –counter medications must be in the original container and given to the school nurse. There must also be a note from parents with the appropriate instructions as to when and how much should be given. The dangers of reaction and/or children accidentally taking medication by error necessitate the strict enforcement of this policy.