Many parents ask me what the procedure is for students to take medication at school. The following information should be helpful:
Written authorization by the healthcare provider and the parent/guardian is required for students to take medication at school. For your convenience, the Rescue District “Medication at School” form is available on the District website and is also at all the school sites.
Medication includes prescription and over-the-counter remedies, nutritional supplements, and herbal remedies.
All medication must be brought to the school in the original container or prescription bottle.
An adult must bring the medication directly to the school office. Medication may not be transported by a student, or be in the student’s possession while at school. The only exception is emergency medication that the healthcare provider has authorized the student to carry.
Written authorization by the healthcare provider and the parent/guardian is required each school year or if the medication or dosage changes during the school year.
If you have any questions, please contact the school at 530.677.2720.
Michele Hohn, R.N., School Nurse