For prescription medicines and over-the-counter medicines to be given at school, the parent can:
1) Come to school and give the medicine to the student at the scheduled time
2) Ask that the school nurse give the medicine to the student at the scheduled times.
If the School Nurse is going to give the medicine to the student: All medicine will be brought to the Nurse’s Office and kept in the Nurse’s Office. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines must be in the original container.
medicine must be labeled with: Student name, Doctor name, Name of Drug, Date prescription filled, Amount of drug and
Times drug to be given, Name and Address of Pharmacy (only submitting a labeled
prescription bottle or medication is NOT acceptable nor does it take the place of an
actual physician’s order). All medicines (prescription and over-the-counter) must be ordered in writing by a doctor
licensed in Texas. Medication orders and medication from Mexico are not allowed.
A consent form signed by the parent and the doctor must be filled out for prescription
medicine and over-the-counter medicine to be given. The consent form must list the drug
to be given, dosage, and directions for administration . No student may carry prescription or over-the-counter medications on school grounds
during school hours. (EXCEPTION: a student may be on an insulin pump, carry an
inhaler or Epipen ONLY IF the doctor and parent have written consent signed and on file
in the Nurse’s Office).