Medication brought to school must be in its original container and brought to the Nurse's Office. A written notice from the assigned physician detailing dosage and times that the medicine is to be taken must accompany the medication.
Rules and Regulations
1. The Madison Board of Education has established a procedure for the administration of student medication. Parents and Physician must fill out an authorization form so that the School Nurse knows the medication needs to be dispensed.
2. The administration of medication(s) to a student during school hours is permitted only when necessary to allow the student's attendance or when failure to administer the medication would seriously affect the health of the student. Whenever possible, parents should consult with the family physician to see if the medication can be administered at home.
3. Parents must complete and present a written request form giving the school staff permission to administer the medication; accompanied by the written order of the students attending physician. The physician's statement must contain the following information:
date of the prescription,
prescription name, dosage
of administration(s) and a list of
possible side effects
4. The parent(s), guardian or responsible adult must bring the medication to the school nurse's office in the original container. The medication(s) will be labeled and kept secure in the school nurse's office, or other designated location, until dispensed. This policy applies to all medication including prescription and nonprescription medications, such as aspirin or cough syrup.