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Medication Administration

Pennsylvania State law requires nurses to have a physician’s order to dispense any and all medication. This means over the counter medication as well as those prescribed by your doctor. To facilitate your child getting the proper medication as directed by your physician it is important to:
  • Have the physician complete and sign the "Medication Authorization" form or have a printed order from a licensed prescriber 

  • Provide written consent from parent/guardian to administer medication during school
  • An adult needs to bring medication to the school office. There are hazards to other students when allowing the children to transport medication in their book bags, lunch boxes or on the bus.

  • Medication must be in an original bottle with the proper name, dosage and administration instructions as provided by your pharmacy. Pharmacists will give you a second labeled bottle for school use.

  • A new bottle must be provided any time there is a change in the child’s prescription.

As always, please feel free to call me with any questions or concerns regarding the medication procedure. I will do all I can to assure your child receives his/her medication as directed so that the optimum effect can be achieved.