DENISON ISD HEALTH SERVICES

Denison ISD Administrative Regulation for Administration of Medications at School

 

 

 

 

***IT IS AGAINST DISD SCHOOL POLICY TO SEND MEDICATION HOME WITH STUDENTS***

 

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

 Your child may have an illness, which requires medication for relief or cure that does not prevent his/her attending school.  When possible, such medication should be scheduled to be taken at home.  However, according to the Texas State legislature and Denison ISD Board of Trustee policy, a medication may be dispensed to a student by school personnel.  The following requirements must be met by the parent/guardian requesting this service.

1. Prescription or non-prescription/over-the-counter medications that need to be taken at school for 10 days or less.

  •  A. All prescription medications must be in their original pharmacy container and labeled by the pharmacist.  The label must include:

    • 1. Student’s name

    • 2. Physician’s name

    • 3. Name of medication

    • 4. Amount of medication to be given

    • 5. Frequency of administration of medication

    • 6. Date prescription filled

  • B.   All non-prescription/over-the-counter medications must be in their original container.  The written request for administration of these medications must contain the following information:

    • 1. Student’s name

    • 2. Name of medication

    • 3. Amount of medication to be given

    • 4. When the medication is to be given

    • 5. Reason medication is given

    • 6. Date

    • 7. Signature of parent/guardian

  • C.   All prescription and non-prescription/over-the-counter medications to be administered at school for 10 days or less must be accompanied by a written request, signed and dated by a parent/guardian.

2. Prescription and non-prescription/over-the-counter medications that need to be taken at school for more than 10 days.

  •  A. All prescription and non-prescription/over-the-counter medications to be administered at school for longer than 10 days must comply with A and B above, and must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian requesting this service.  Any changes in medication, time given, dosage, or route of administration must be verified on a new form which has been signed by the physician and the parent/guardian.  Faxes may be accepted.

 

3. Medications prescribed or requested to be given three times a day or less are not to be given at school unless a specific time during school hours is prescribed by a physician, or the school nurse determines that a special need exists for an individual student.

4. There will be no more than one medication per properly labeled container.

5. All medications will be stored and dispensed in the school clinic or office.  Proper school authorities must approve exceptions in advance.

6. No student may have prescription or non-prescription/over the counter medications in his/her possession on school grounds during school hours without previous written authorization from parent(s)/guardian(s) and prescribing physician.

7. No medication will be administered from or kept in the school clinic or office for more than 10 days unless otherwise prescribed by a physician or dentist.

8. In accordance with the Nurse Practice Act, Texas Code, Section 217.11, the school nurse has the responsibility and the authority to refuse to administer medications that in the nurse’s judgment are not in the best interest of the student.

 

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