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Administration of Medication

Administration of Medication

St Jude School Policy for Administration of Medication is consistent with the Ohio Revised Code 3313.713 (The Medication Policy Law).

Whenever possible the administration of medication required by a student during the school day should be given before or after school hours. However, certain students may require the administration of medication during the school day to maintain an optimum health status for learning.

In the event that a student requires the administration of medication, prescription and/or over-the-counter, during the school day the following procedure must be followed:

1. In the event that student requires medication, prescription and /or over-the-counter, during the school day, an Administration of Medication Form, physician order and parental permission must be completed in its entirety and signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian.

2. Medication is to be brought to the school building by the parent/guardian in the original container.

3. A parent, guardian or adult designated by the parent is responsible to personally bring any medication to the school building. Never send medication with a student.

4. All medication is kept in a locked storage unit in each school building.

5. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to instruct the student to come to the Nurse’s office at the appropriate time for medication administration.

6.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to obtain an updated physician order when the medication changes in any way.

7.  Any unused medication not claimed on the last day of school will be destroyed.

8.  A new medication order must be submitted each school year.