State Regulated Requirements
Many students take prescription medication during the school day. Medication forms are provided at enrollment and yearly registration. Mandatory compliance with state regulatory agencies requires the following procedures:
- Prescription Medication Administration Permission Forms (blue form) must be completed, indicating each medication that is to be administered during the school day.
- Student Prescription Medication Information Data sheet(s) (white form) must be completed to indicate all medications that the student takes.
- A new set of Medication Administration Permission Form(s) and Student Prescription Medication Information Data sheet(s) must be completed each time that a change in medication and/or dosage takes place.
- Nonprescription medication (i.e. Tylenol, Midol, cough syrup) can be administered only with written parent/guardian permission (yellow Over-the-Counter Medication Administration Permission Form). Medication must arrive at school in a factory-sealed container. (Please note: cough drops will not be dispensed nor can lip balm be used during the day.)
- Students and/or parents/guardians may transport medication to school, or medication can be transported via bus personnel.
- All medications must be in their original pharmacy containers with prescription labels/instructions and must match the Blue Medication Administration Permission Form.
- Britten School cannot dispense medications from a doctor’s/manufacturer’s sample package.
- All medications need to be turned in to the classroom teacher only.
- At least a one-week supply of medication needs to arrive on the first day of each school week.
- Phone requests to administer medication can be honored only on an emergency basis.
- The school cannot act as an intermediary between the parent/guardian and the student’s psychiatrist regarding changing and/or obtaining medication.
- Faculty members dispense medication within thirty minutes before or after the designated time.
- Faculty members teach medication information as they dispense doses to students.
- Parents/guardians are expected to notify the school of any interruption or change in medication.
- Faculty members ensure that asthma medications/inhalers are always within close proximity of students who need them, including in P.E. Class.
- Prescriptions requiring tablets to be cut in half will need to be done at home.
In accordance with Public Act 92-0402, students suffering from asthma will be permitted to self-administer medication under these guidelines:
- The parent/guardian provides the school with written authorization for the self- administration of medication
- The parent/guardian provides the school with a written statement from the student’s physician.
- The parent/guardian of the student must sign a statement acknowledging that the school is to incur no liability, except for willful and wanton conduct, as a result of an injury arising from the self-administration of medication by the student.
Please note that all forms are renewed annually and made available upon request.