MEDICATION AT SCHOOL/POLICY
MEDICATION POLICY & PROCEDURES
MEDICATION CAN BE ADMINISTERED IN THE SCHOOL SETTING BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL ONLY UNDER THE FOLLOWING:
- Only prescription medication & over-the counter medication that has been ordered by a licensed prescriber to be given at school can be given.
- The Parent/Legal Guardian Request & Consent for Medication Administration in the Bonham ISD & Medication Authorization by Licensed Prescriber for Prescription or Non-Prescription Medication to be Administered in the Bonham ISD form must be completed BEFORE medication can be administered.
- Medications are considered to be any pills, liquids, inhalers, sprays, eye drops, ear drops, or topically applied creams or ointments that are expected to relieve symptoms.
- Medication MUST be in the original container labeled with the name & address of the pharmacy, name of the patient (student), instructions for use, name & strength of medication, prescribing practitioner, date the prescription is dispensed & expiration date of medication.
- Medications prescribed or requested to be given 3 times a day or less are NOT to be given at school unless specific time during school hours is prescribed by a health care provider, or the clinic assistant determines that a special need exists for an individual student.
- There must be no more than one medication per properly labeled container.
- It is recommended that the first dose of any medication be given at home where the parent can monitor the effects.
- Expired medications will NOT be administered.
- All medications will be stored & dispensed in the school clinic. (Exceptions to this rule are for PPCD, Life Skills, Trails)
- No student may have prescription or non-prescription drugs in his/her possession on school grounds during school hours without proper authorization.
- The instructions for dosage must correspond with those on the prescription label.
- Dosage changes MUST be ordered by the physician & the clinic must have these orders in writing from the physician.
- NON-LICENSED personnel will administer medication during school hours. All personnel will have gone through a yearly medication administration training.
- In accordance with Board of Nurse Examiners Rule 22, Texas Administrative Code 217.11, the clinic assistant has the responsibility & authority to refuse to administer medications that, in his/her judgment are not in the best interest of the student.
- Medications stored in the school clinic must be picked up by the parent/guardian before the last day of school. No unused medication will be sent home with a student and any unused medication left at the end of the school year will be destroyed.
Parent Medication Authorization Form
Prescriber Medication Authorization Form
***If you wish for your child to have an OTC (Over-the-counter) medication, it is certainly permissible for you to come to the school & administer it yourself. We must have a physician’s order to administer OTC medications at school without the parent present. Please understand these restrictions are necessary for the protection of the health & safety of your child. We will appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Please direct any questions to your child’s campus clinic assistant.