Medication at School
It is always best to give medication at home whenever possible. Sometimes, a medication may need to be given to the student at school. The School Nurse Division has a Medication Administration Policy to ensure that medication is given safely at school. Most of the time, a nurse will not give the medication, but a person who has been trained by the nurses to give medication will give it. You must bring the proper forms filled out with parent and doctor signatures in order for a medicine to be given to your child at school. The medication must be in a bottle that is properly labeled with:
- Student's name
- Prescribing physician
- Correct dosage
- Expiration date
Students may not transport controlled substances to and from school. Parents must bring those medications to and from school.
Emergency medications such as inhalers may be carried by a student according to Georgia law. A form giving permission to self-administer is required and will be kept in the office. We also ask that you complete an Asthma Care Plan.