Medications

Updated on Wed, 12/09/2020 - 10:39am

Administration of Medications at School

Per Adams 12 Five Star Schools District Policy #5420, the following is required in order for your student’s School Nurse or delegated staff to administer any prescription or over-the-counter medication.  The only item a student may carry during the school day without a medication order from a health care provider is non-medicated cough drops.

  • A district Medication Authorization form(Español) must be completed annually by your child’s health care provider, along with a parent authorization signature. This form is to be used for all medications except asthma inhalers, Epi-Pens®, diabetic care, or emergency seizure medication.  
  • If your student needs to use an asthma rescue inhaler please have your student’s health care provider complete an Asthma Care Plan, along with the parent authorization signature and date.  
  • If your student needs an Epi-Pen® to treat a severe allergic reaction please have your student’s health care provider complete an Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan, along with the parent authorization signature and date.  
  • If your student needs emergency medications for a seizure disorder, please have your student’s health care provider complete a Seizure Action Plan, along with the parent authorization signature and date.  
  • If your student needs diabetes medications and care, please see our Diabetes tab for additional information.

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Additional Considerations

  • If your student is authorized to self-carry and administer a rescue inhaler during the school day please have the student’s health care provider complete a Self-Carry Contract (inhalers), (Español) in addition to the Asthma Care Plan. It is advisable that you provide back-up medication for the school health office in the event your child does not have his/her medication.
  • If your student is authorized to self-carry and administer an Epi-Pen® during the school day please have the student’s health care provider complete a Self-Carry Contract (Epi-pen®)(Español) in addition to the Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. It is advisable that you provide back-up medication for the school health office in the event your student does not have his/her medication.
  • If your student is authorized to self-carry any other medications please have the student’s health care provider complete a Self-Carry Contract(Español) in addition to the Medication Authorization Form.

** A parent or guardian must bring the student’s medication to the school. All medication needs to be provided to the school in the original over-the counter package or prescription bottle. The school cannot accept medication in any other container such as baggies or envelopes. All inhalers and Epi-Pens® need to include the original prescription box OR have a prescription label directly on the inhaler or Epi-Pen®