Medications at School
Medications can be administered at school only if the conditions listed below are met. All medications to include over-the-counter (OTC) medications such as Tylenol, cough drops, etc. must follow the conditions listed below:
- The school shall have received written permission to administer the medication from the student's health care practitioner with prescriptive authority under Colorado law
- The school shall have received written permission from the student's parent/guardian to administer the medication to the student
- The parent/guardian shall be responsible for providing all medication to be administered to the student
- Medication shall be in the original properly labeled container. If it is a prescription medication, the student's name, name of the medication, dosage, how often it is to be administered, and name of the prescribing health care practitioner shall be printed on the container
- Students must also have doctor's orders for medical devices such as crutches, arm slings, finger splints, etc.
- Medication orders are good for one year from the date of the written order. Once expired, students will need to get a new order from the doctor for the schools to be able to administer the medication
- Parents must bring in the medication. Students are not allowed to carry or use medications that have not been approved for self-carry. For self-carry procedures contact the school health clinic or a district nurse
Student Medication Form
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