Medications

Updated on Wed, 09/27/2017 - 3:13pm

Administration of Medications at School

Per Adams 12 Five Star Schools District Policy #5420 the following is required in order for your child’s school to administer any prescription or over-the-counter medication. This includes Epi-pens, Asthma inhalers, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, eye drops, or skin ointments etc. during the school day. Your child may carry only non-medicated cough drops during the school day.

  • A district Medication Authorization form to be completed 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® or emergency seizure medication.  
  • If your child needs to use an asthma rescue inhaler please have your child’s health care provider complete an Asthma Action Plan, along with the parent authorization signature.  
  • If your child needs an Epi-pen® to treat a severe allergic reaction please have your child’s health care provider complete and Allergy and Anaphylaxis Plan, along with the parent authorization signature.  
  • If your child needs emergency medications for a seizure disorder please have your child’s health care provider complete a Seizure Action Plan, along with the parent authorization signature.  

Additional Considerations

  • If your child is authorized to self-carry and administer a rescue inhaler during the school day please have the child’s health care provider complete a Self-Carry Contract (inhalers) in addition to the Asthma Action 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 child is authorized to self-carry and administer Epi-pen® during the school day please have the child’s health care provider complete a Self-Carry Contract (Epi-pen®) in addition to the Allergy and Anaphylaxis 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 child is authorized to self-carry any other medications please have the child’s health care provider complete a Self-Carry Contract in addition to the Medication Authorization.

** A parent or guardian must bring the child’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®.