WSD Medication Policy

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To specify medication procedures for students and to provide immunity from liability for

authorized personnel. The district policy regarding administration of medication to students is as follow

 2.1 All arrangements are to be made only with the school principal or designatedpersonnel.

 2.2  A signed authorization form is required from the parent(s) or guardian requesting thatschool personnel administer the medication.

2.3 The authorization form must be filled out and signed by the student’s doctor includingthe time,date, dosage, name of medication, method of administration and statement of necessity.

2.4 A parent/guardian or an authorized adult (NOT A STUDENT) must bring the medication to school in a container properly labeled by the pharmacist. The label must include name of student, doctor, date, dosage, name of medication and method of administration. Medication improperly labeled on the container cannot be accepted and/or administered to the student. Students in violation of the Medication Policy may be subject to disciplinary action under the Safe School Policy

2.5 All over-the-counter medications will require a prescribing practitioner’s statement and parental or

guardian consent before administration

A. The medication must be in the original container.

B. These drugs will follow the same protocol as prescription medications.

C. Use the authorization form for over-the-counter medications.

 2.6 Students in kindergarten through grade 6 may not self-administer medications except for asthma inhalers, insulin, or epinephrine auto-injectors, i.e. epi-pens.Inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, andinsulin may be carried on the person. Inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and insulin may be administered by the student in elementary school if the parents and medical provider sign and return the forms to self-administer these medications.

2.7 Students in grade 7 through grade 12 may carry one day’s dosage of their medication on their person. Inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and insulin may be carried and self administered by the student if the parents and medical provider sign and return the form to self-administer these medications.

The following procedures are intended to facilitate the implementation of this policy.

3.1Prescription and/or over-the-counter medication may be administered to a student only if:

3.1.1The student’s parent or legal guardian has provided a completed, current, signed and dated

“Authorization of School Personnel to Administer Medication” form providing for the administration of medication to the student during regular school hours. This request must be updated at the beginning of each school year (within the 1st ten school days) and whenever a change is made in the administration of medication.

 3.1.2The student’s licensed medical provider has also signed and dated the “Authorization of

School Personnel to Administer Medications” form stating the name, method of administration, dosage,and time to be given, the side effects that may be seen in the school setting from the medication and the necessity for administering.

3.1.3 The medication is delivered to the school by the student’s parent/guardian, or authorized

adult. A one week’s supply or more is recommended.

3.1.4 The prescription medication is in a container that has been properly labeled by a pharmacy.

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3.1.5The nonprescription, over-the-counter medication, is in the original container and clearly labeled with child’s name and dose, per doctor’s order on the container. A one week’s supply or more is recommended.3.1.6 The side effects of a medication shall determine if the drug is appropriate to delegate its administration to school personnel. Any medication with known, frequent side effects that can be life threatening shall not be delegated. Medications that require the student’s heart rate, blood pressure, or oxygen saturation to be obtained before, during, or after administration of the drug shall not be administered by school personnel.3.1.7 Narcotic pain medication shall not be kept at school, nor administered by school personnel.3.1.8 To accommodate the administration of glucagon, or epinephrine auto-injectors, or insulin, employees may volunteer to assist. Schools will neither require nor prohibit any employee to participate. Any employee over 18 who volunteers, will be trained (The employee will be required to successfully complete a training program.) and medication will be provided (by the parent) for the volunteer to administer.3.2 Prescription and/or over-the-counter medication specified in a student’s IEP Health Care Plan or 504 accommodation plan will be administered as outlined in the accommodation plan.3.3 The school will do the following:3.3.1 Annually send a notice to the parent/guardian regarding medication administration in the schools.3.3.2 Designate a staff member to administer medication and notify the school nurse of medication needs. The “Weber School District Medication Administration Training Form” identifying the authorized staff by name and position will be kept in the medication administration books.3.3.3 Arrange annual training with the school nurse for designated personnel. This training will include(a) How to properly administer medication(s). (b) Indications for the medication(s).(c) Dosage and time of medication(s).(d) Adverse reactions and side effects of medication(s).(e) Proper maintenance of records.3.3.4 Designated personnel have the responsibility to administer medication to all students with a written physician’s medication order. If a medication is repeatedly refused, the parent/guardian must be notified.3.3.5 Any adverse reactions or medication errors will be reported promptly to the parent/guardian.If the parent is unavailable, the student’s doctor will be called for further direction. This adverreaction or medication error must be documented on the “Medication Error/Adverse Reaction Reporting Form.”3.3.6 Maintain records regarding administration of medication

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3.3.7 Provide a secure location for the safekeeping of medications.(b)Adequate temperature of all medication must be maintained.(c)Unused medication(s) should be picked up within two weeks following notification ofParents/guardians, or it will be disposed of by the school and recorded on the “Daily Medication Recording Form.” In disposing of medication, two people must be present to record the medication, the amount of medication discarded, date, and how discarded.Both witnesses must sign the “Daily Medication Recording Form.”3.4Authorization for administration of medication by school personnel may be withdrawn by the school at the school’s discretion any time after notification to the parent/guardian. Among the circumstances under which authorization may be withdrawn are the following:3.4.1 The parent/guardian has been non-compliant with the Medication Policy; or3.4.2 The student has been non-compliant with the Medication Policy by:(a)Refusing medication repeatedly; or(b)Continued resistance to coming for medication at the appointed time.3.5The withdrawal of medication for students on 504 accommodation plans or an IEP can occur only after a meeting with the parent has taken place.4.1Students in kindergarten through grade 6 may not self-administer medications except for asthma inhalers, insulin, or epinephrine auto-injectors, i.e. epi-pens.Inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and insulin may be carried on the person. Inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, and insulin may be administered by the student in elementary school if the parents and medical provider sign and return the forms to self-administer these medications.4.2Students in grade 7 through grade 12 may carry one day’s dosage of their medication on their person. Inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors,and insulin may be carried and self administered by the student if the parents and medical provider sign and return the form to self- administer these medications.4.3 Any misuse of such medication by the student may be subject to disciplinary action under the District’s safe Schools Policy.

Updated: October 28, 2010

 

                                               

 

                                               

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