Some students may need prescription and nonprescription medication to participate in their educational program. It is the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian to ensure that the school receives properly authorized medication as described below.
-Medication shall be administered when the student’s parent or legal guardian provides a signed and dated written statement requesting administration and the medication is in the original, labeled container, with as dispensed or in the manufacturer’s container.
-Medication shall be administered and accessed only by the school nurse, or in the nurse’s absence, by a person who has successfully completed the Iowa School Medication Management course.
-Students may self-administer the following emergency medications; insulin, EPI pen injection, or airway constrictive medication with a written statement by the student’s parent or legal guardian and prescribing physician. The Authorization to Self-Administer Medication form can be picked up in the nurse’s office in your child’s school.
-The parent or legal guardian is responsible for providing safe delivery of medication and equipment to and from school and to pick up remaining medication and equipment at the end of the school year or whenever it is no longer needed at school.
-If the parent/guardian does not adhere to this policy, and allows their child to self-administer their medications during school hours, the parent will assume all liability and responsibility for any adverse effects, and the school does not assume responsibility. Any adverse reactions will be reported immediately to the school nurse.