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Medication Administration

Medication Administration

Randolph County Schools have a written policy to assure the safe administration of medication to students during the school day. If your child must have medication of any type given during school hours, including over-the -counter drugs, you have the following choices:

(1) You may come to school and give the medication to your child at the appropriate time(s).

(2) You may obtain a copy of the Request for Administration of Medication form from the school nurse, school secretary or download a copy of the form from the link below. Take the form to your child's doctor
and have him/her complete the Medicine Request form by listing the medications needed, dosage, and number of times per day the medication is to be administered. This form must be completed by the physician for both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The form must be signed by the doctor and by the parent/guardian. Prescription medicines must be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled bottle, which contains instructions on how and when the medication is to be given. Over-the-counter drugs must be received in the original container and will be administered according to the doctor's written instruction.

(3) You may discuss with your doctor an alternative schedule for administering medication (i.e. outside of school hours).

(4) A new medication form must be completed each school year.

School personnel will not administer any medications to students unless they have received a medication form properly completed and signed by both the doctor and parent/guardian, and the medication has been received in an appropriately labeled container. In fairness to those giving the medication and to protect the safety of your child, there will be NO exceptions to this policy.

If you have questions about the policy, or other issues related to the administration of medications in the schools, please contact the school nurse at the school your child attends.

Thank you for your cooperation.