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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.

      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.


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.