Medications at School
Whenever possible students are encouraged to receive medications at home. If medications are required during the school day the Olentangy school nurses comply with the State of Ohio law and school policy.
Medications will not be administered until paperwork and medication are brought in to the school and checked for accuracy by the clinic staff.
It is the responsibility of the parent to provide the appropriate paperwork and medication.
All prescription medication will be locked in the clinic. Exceptions are:
- Inhalers, which a student may carry if the physician approves and signs the Authorization for Student Possession and Use of an Asthma Inhaler.
- Epi-Pens, which a student may carry, with a back up pen in the clinic, if the physician approves and signs the Authorization for Student Possession and Use of an Epinephrine Autoinjector.
No other prescription medications are to be self administered or carried by a student.
Prescription medications may be administered by personnel designated by the school principal in grades k-12. Prior to administration of any prescription medication a physician’s medication request form must be completed by the physician who prescribed the medication.
This form must include:
- The name and address of the student;
- The name of the medication and diagnosis of the student;
- The dosage, route and time of the medication;
- The date the medication should begin and the date the medication will end;
- Any severe reaction or side effects of the medication;
- The name, address, and phone of the prescribing physician;
- The signature of the physician
- Special instructions for dispensing or storage of the medication; and
- The reverse side of the form must be signed by the parent
All prescription medication must be brought to the school by the parent in the original bottle in which it was dispensed either by the physician or the pharmacist, with the label correctly corresponding to the physician?s order.
For grades K-5
No non-prescription medications will be given by school personnel without an order from the physician.
For grades 6-12
Students in grades 6-12 may carry and self administer non-prescription medications, if a signed parent consent form is filed in the school clinic. This form is good for one school year. The student may carry a one-day supply of the medication. This medication is for the use of the student only and cannot be shared. School personnel are not responsible for administering or supervising non-prescription medication unless a physician’s form is completed.
Medications left in the clinic after July 1 will be discarded.