Hinsdale South High School follows the Recommended Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools by the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois State Board of Education, September 2000. Medications should be limited to those required during school hours which are necessary to maintain the student in school and those needed in the event of an emergency. All medications (both prescription and non-prescription) will be administered by the school nurse in the nurse’s office. The only exception to this rule is for the self-administration of asthma, diabetic or emergency allergy medications (EPI- PEN) by your student. If a student will be self-medicating, the corresponding action plan must be completed in addition to the medication authorization form as applicable. The medication authorization form and appropriate action plan can be downloaded from our website located under Health Forms.
IN ORDER FOR YOUR STUDENT TO RECEIVE MEDICATION IN SCHOOL THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES MUST BE MET:
1. All medications require a medication authorization form. This includes non-prescription as well as prescription medication.
2. Both the student’s parent and physician must complete, sign, and date the medication authorization form.
3. All prescription medication must be brought to school in its original current labeled container as dispensed. The medication label must be clearly marked with the student’s name, the name of the medication, date, dosage, route, times, frequency and directions for use. Duplicate empty prescription bottles can be obtained from your pharmacist.
4. All non-prescription (over the counter) medication must be brought in the manufacturer’s original, unopened container, and must be clearly marked with the child’s name.
5. A separate medication form is required for each medication.
6. The parent and physician/prescriber must report immediately any change in prescription or dosage by completing a new authorization form for each change.
7. Medication orders must be renewed in writing every school year via the medication authorization form.
8. All medication must be picked up at the end of the school year. Any medication remaining will be discarded.
**In the event of a field trip it may be necessary for an individual other than the school nurse to administer medications to your child**