Medications at SchoolIf a student needs to take medication at school, certain policies MUST be followed:ONLY FDA APPROVED MEDICATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL.NO HERBAL OR HEALTH FOOD SUPPLEMENTS WILL BE ADMINISTERED.ALL MEDICATION MUST BE SENT IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER.* If it is a long-term medication (Longer than 2 weeks) then the physician prescribing the medication must sign and fill out the medication permission form, with a parental signature also.* If the medication is temprorary, such as an antibiotic, eye drops, anti-inflammatory, etc., then the medication must be sent in the original container. A medication form must be signed by the parent and include all other information requested.* If the medication is on an "as needed basis" such as headache medication, antihistamine etc. then the form must be filled in and signed by the parent detailing when the medication is to be given...no physician signature is required unless it is a prescription medication. The parent must send the medication to school and it will be kept in the Health Office for use only by the student for whom the parent sent it for.Please find a blank medication permission form on my home page. You may copy and have your physician fill it out should your child/children need to take medication here at school. Please return medication permission form to the school nurse, Brandi Richardson, BSN, RN.
Muenster Independent School District
PO Box 608
Muenster, TX 76252
Phone: 940-759-2282-ext. 626
RE: MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION POLICY
Please read this letter carefully as it pertains to Muenster ISD rules concerning medication at school Please keep this from in the event your child needs medication during the school year. Return it ONLY when your child needs medication at school. All medication should be given outside of school hours if possible. (i.e. Medication given 3 times a day can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.)
If your child needs to bring medication to school, these rules must be followed:
If you have any questions, please contact me at 759-2281 ext. 626 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Only medication which is required to enable a student to stay in school may be given at school.
- All medication is to be in the ORIGINAL CONTAINER. Medication sent in baggies or improperly labeled containers will NOT be given. ONLY FDA APPROVED MEDICATIONS WILL BE ADMINISTERED.
- The student is responsible for coming to the health office, or to the designated person in charge of administration, and asking for the medication.
- The information on the reverse side MUST be completed and signed by the parent or guardian.
- If a prescription medication is to be taken for longer than 10 days, the parent and PHYSICIAN’S SIGNATURE IS REQUIRED. The physician must be in the surrounding area.
- All medications (including non-perscription) must be kept in the office, except for students whose doctor requires them to carry an inhaler on their person. If a student allows another student or person to use the inhaler, the privilege will be revoked. The physician will need to address on the permission form that the student is capable and responsible for self-administering the medication.
Brandi Richardson, BSN, RN