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Medication Administration for Parents

1062.2 Administering Medicines to Students
The parent or guardian must advise school personnel of medication to be taken at school. Except as directed by a physician or medical provider, the medication must be left with the building principal or his/her designee who will supervise its administration. A record must be kept of all children receiving medication. This record must be accessible in the nurse’s office.
Prescribed Medicines
Medications will be administered to pupils by school personnel only when prescribed by the student’s personal physician and after the parent/guardian has filled out and signed the district’s “Request for Administration of Medication” form. A student may be permitted to carry, store, and self-administer asthma inhalers or autoinjectable epinephrine in accordance with the requirements in Alaska Statute 14.30.141. Non-nursing school personnel who are designated to administer medication will be provided an inservice on procedures approved by the district.
Non-prescribed Medicines
Nonprescription medications will be administered to students as permitted by the standing orders issued and signed by the district’s medical advisor.
Elementary students may not self-administer nonprescription medication while at school except as directed by the physician. Junior high/middle school students and high school students may self-administer nonprescription medications. A student found to have misused or possessed prescription or nonprescription medication with the purpose of altering his/her consciousness, or under circumstances presenting a potential of harm, will be considered in violation of Policy 1049 and subject to its requirements.
Policy Adopted: October 21, 1980
Policy Revised: March 3, 1987
Policy Revised: April 6, 1999
Policy Revised: August 2, 2005