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 healthcare provider 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.
    • The 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.
    • Medication orders are valid for the entire calender year. Ideally, the student should receive a new  medication order from their health provider at the beginning of each school year. 
    • Parents must bring the medication to their student's school; students may not carry their own medication without prior authorization by the school nurse and school administrators. For self-carry procedures, contact the school health clinic or a district nurse.
    • Students must also have healthcare provider's orders for medical devices such as crutches, arm slings, finger splints, etc.

Student Medication Form

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Condition-Specific Forms