|Medication Drop-off Day |
1. The physician written order for each medication to be administered at school. The order should include the child’s name; date of prescription; name of medication; dosage and route of administration; specific time at which, or special circumstances under which the medication shall be administered and the signature of the prescriber. Note: The label on the container does not count as the physician order. This is a separate item.
2. The medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name, content identification and instructions for administration. Ask the pharmacist for a “school bottle” with a complete label. Over-the-counter medication must be in the original, unopened bottle with a readable label and does require a physician's order to administer.
If you have any questions, contact the nurse in your child’s building.