•  District Medication Policy

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    As previously, medication will be given in school only when a pupil’s health and continuing attendance in school requires it and it is administered in accordance with the medication policy. Here are some of the highlights of the policy. 
    • All medications, prescription and over the counter, must be accompanied by a written request from a physician or advanced practice nurse.  These orders must include the diagnosis or type of illness, name of drug, dosage, time of administration, length of time for which it is required, the side effects, interactions with other drugs and activity restrictions based on the medication. Written orders must be renewed on an annual basis at the beginning of each school year.
    • The parent or guardian must also provide a written request for the administration of prescription and over the counter medications at school. The parent note must include the student’s name, grade, homeroom, medication, dosage, time of administration, purpose of the medication and dates to be administered.
    • Medications must be brought to the school nurse in the original labeled container unless prior arrangements have been made. Medications must be delivered to the school nurse by the pupil’s parent or guardian.  Medications should NEVER be carried to school by a student unless the doctor specifically orders that the student may carry and self administer emergency epinephrine or inhaler.
    • According to NJ Law, school nurses cannot administer alternative remedies such as herbal medications and essential oils. 
    • For routine daily or "as needed" medication or if you anticipate that a doctor visit will result in medication which needs to be taken in school, please complete the District Medication Authorization Form
    • Administration of Epinephrine or Asthma Treatment Plan and self-administration of medication for asthma or other potentially life-threatening illnesses require additional doctor and parent signatures on the forms.

Last Modified on August 15, 2018