School personnel shall only dispense those medications necessary to maintain the child in school or that must be taken during school hours. School personnel shall not dispense any prescription medication to students without written authorization from a licensed prescriber nor dispense nonprescription medication without written authorization from a parent. Both over the counter and prescription medications require a signature from a licensed prescriber. A new completed Medication Authorization Form, Asthma Action Plan, or Food Allergy Action Plan is required at the beginning of every school year or when there is a change in the student's medical needs. Contact the individual school offices for further information and forms.
Students with asthma or allergies at risk for anaphylaxis may self medicate using their inhaler or epi-pen with written permission from their physician and parent. The necessary forms are available under Health Care Forms.