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.
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.
The school will no longer supply Tylenol or Ibuprofen for students. Students must supply there own, which will be locked in the nurse’s office.
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.