Medication Administration by School Personnel
Medford School District 549C complies with Oregon State Law requiring that ALL medications administered at school have a signed authorization form from the parents giving specific instructions for administration. This includes over-the-counter medications such as cough drops or Tylenol. Forms are available in the school office. Whenever possible, medication should be given at times other than school hours.
The label must include: your student’s name, name of medication, amount of dosage, route to be administered, time to be given, any special instructions and physician name (for prescription medication). A current pharmacy label meets this requirement.
- A permission form must be filled out by the parent/guardian to administer medications.
- The medication must be supplied in the original labeled container.
- Students cannot transport their own medications.
- Changes to the medication must be made by the parent/guardian in writing.
Self- Medication Administration by Student
Students who are developmentally and/or behaviorally able, will be allowed to self-administer prescription and non-prescription medication, including prescription inhalers, subject to the following:
1. A permission form must be submitted for all self-administration of prescription and nonprescription medication and requires permission from parent and school administrator.
2. Self-administration of prescription medication also requires permission from physician or other licensed health care professional.
The medication label must include: your student’s name, name of medication, amount of dosage, route to be administered, time to be given, any special instructions and physician name (for prescription medication). A current pharmacy label meets this requirement.
The student may have in his/her possession only the amount of medication needed for that school day. Sharing of medication with another student is strictly prohibited. Violation can result in discipline, which may include suspension or expulsion. Permission to self-medicate may be revoked if the student violates school district policy governing administration of non-injectable medication and/or these regulations.
The following School Board Policies and Oregon regulations apply to medication at school and can be viewed at www.medford.k12.or.us
- School Board Policy J.HCD Dispensing Medication at School
- School Board Policy J.HCD-AR Administering Non-injectable Medications to Students
- School Board Policy J.HCDA Administering Injectable Medicines to Students
Oregon Administrative Rule 581-021-0037