Prescription/Non-Prescription Medication Policy 2021-22
If medication must be taken by your child while at school or on a field trip, we will need your assistance and cooperation with the procedures below. All forms are to be turned into the health office.
The parent/legal guardian and physician must complete an authorization form entitled “Authorization to Give Medication at School”. Please use one form per medication to be given. The medications must be in their original container. The prescription label’s directions must match the directions on the authorization form. All medication (prescription and over-the-counter) taken by students must be dispensed by one of the following: Trinity Classical Academy staff person designated by the Head of School OR Parent of the student.
Should you want your child to carry a prescription inhaler, Epi-pen or insulin, please fill out the form entitled “Authorization for Students to Carry a Prescription Inhaler, Epi-pen, Insulin, or Other Approved Medication”. This form also requires a physician signature.
No student will be permitted to administer any form (prescription or over-the-counter) of medication to himself/herself or any other student except those who require medication on an as-needed basis through the use of an inhaler or auto-injector epinephrine. These students will be permitted to self-medicate if the following conditions have been met:
- A written statement from a physician confirming that the student is able to self-administer inhaled asthma medication or auto-injectable epinephrine.
- Parent and physician must complete the Medication Dispensing Form.
- Parent must provide a written statement consenting to self-administration. Prescription and over-the-counter medication will be dispensed to students only at the written request of the parent. Parent and physician must complete a Medication Dispensing Form before any medication can be dispensed to a student.
All medications, prescription and over-the-counter, must be in the original pharmaceutical container labeled with the student’s name and dosage directions.
Over-the-counter cough drops and throat lozenges may be carried and taken by students with a hand-written note from their parent or with verbal permission from the parents to the teacher.
Parents are responsible for bringing in current medications (not expired) and refilling as needed.
Parents must bring home all medications at the end of the school year and provide a new, completed Medication Dispensing Form and current medications for the following school year.
Please notify the School Nurse of any health concerns your student may have that may impact their school day.