WSFCS Administration of Medications and Medical Procedures
A. The Board of Education discourages the use and administration of medication at school but realizes it may be sometimes necessary for the health of the student. All medications and medical procedures which may be taken or given outside school hours without adversely affecting the health of the student should not be administered at school during school hours. Reasonable efforts should be made by the parent or guardian to obtain permission from the child's health care provider to adjust the dosages of prescribed medication so such may be provided at home before and /or after school hours.
B. When medication is to be administered in school, school personnel shall communicate with the student's parent or guardian about its administration in school and explain the Board of Education's policy and its procedures for the administration of medications at school.
C. IN ACCORDANCE WITH N.C.G.S.115C-375.1, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AUTHORIZES SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO ADMINISTER PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS UPON RECEIPT OF THE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION OF THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER AND THE WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION OF THE STUDENT'S PARENTS OR GUARDIAN.
D. The responsibilities of the parent or guardian are to:
1. Provide the school with each different medication in a separate appropriately labeled container.
a. Prescription Medication shall be placed in a prescription container indication the child's name, the name of the medication, the unit of dosage to be given, the number of dosage units, the time the medication is to be given, and how it is to be administered. (It is recommended the parent ask the pharmacist to provide two properly labeled containers - one for home and one for school.)
b.Over the counter Medication shall be placed in the original container labeled with the student's name, the name of the medication, the dosage to be given and the time and method of administration.