Medications at School
All medication will be kept in the school clinic. The only medication students are permitted to carry on themselves are inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors with a self-carry authorization form signed by his/her physician.
In order to receive medications at school, students must have the proper medication authorization forms completed. Students who receive prescription medications must have the Prescription Medication Request form completed and signed by the student’s physician and parent/guardian.
Students who are to receive nonprescription (over-the-counter medications) must either:
- have the permission to dispense OTC medications on Final Forms section completed
- or the Over-the-Counter Medication Request form completed and signed by the parent/guardian.
No medications, prescription or non-prescription, will be given to students by school personnel without the parent's/guardian’s permission. The parent/guardian must notify the school if there is any change in the medication instructions.
All medications, including topical ointments, must be provided by the parent/guardian and be in the original container labeled with the student’s name and dosing instructions. It is advised that the medication be brought to the school by the parent/guardian. School personnel cannot administer expired medication. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to retrieve any remaining prescription medication at the end of the school year. Over-the-counter medication that does not expire over summer break can be kept at school to be available the following school year.
Required Forms for Medication Administration
- Prescription Medication Request Form
- Over-the-Counter Medication Request Form- only required for OTC medications not listed as an option to administer on Final Forms
Ohio Law regarding medication at school: ORC 3313.713