The Administration of Medication in School
The State of New York mandates that the school nurse follow the procedures listed below:
1. All medication, including non-prescription drugs, given in school must be prescribed by a licensed medical doctor.
2. A written request from the physician must be on file. This request must indicate the dosage and frequency of the prescribed drug.
3. A written request from the parent to administer medication
must be on file.
4. The parent must assume responsibility to have the medication delivered to the Health Office in a properly labeled original container.
PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY TYPE OF MEDICATION TO SCHOOL WITH YOUR CHILD UNLESS YOU USE THE PROPER PROCEDURE