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Medications In School

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication

Students who take prescription medication at school must have a physician's order for the medication(s). The physician and parent/guardian must indicate on the form if the medication is to be carried by the student, self administered by the student, and/or needing supervised administration by the health assistant or the nurse.

The medication must be in a prescription labeled container that matches the physician's written order. A separate form must be filled out for EACH medication. If there is a dosage change in a medication, a new order is required. At no time will a student be allowed to carry a medication classified as a controlled substances (example: Ritalin, Dexedrine, Tylenol with Codeine, etc.).

Students who take over the counter medication while at school must have the appropriate form completed by the parent/guardian. The medication must be kept in the original bottle or packaging. APS does not provide any over the counter medication.

Medication authorization for prescription or over the counter medication is effective for one school year.  New orders are required at the beginning of each school year.

Medication Disposal

Any extra medication in the health room will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian at the end of the school year.  Any medication that is not picked up will be destroyed according to the APS policy.  Only Emergency Medications (epi-pens, inhalers, Diastat, Glucagon) are allowed to be sent home with the student.