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KERMIT ISD ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION POLICY

Parents/Guardians,

Your child may have an illness that requires medication for relief or cure that does not prevent his or her attending school. When possible, such medication should be scheduled to be taken at home. However, according to Texas State Legislature, and Kermit ISD Board of Trustee policy, a medication may be dispensed to a student by school personnel. The following requirements must be met by the parent or legal guardian requesting this service.

1. Medication prescribed by a physician should be brought to the nurse or principal's office by the parent or guardian. At this time the parent/guardian must sign a permission form authorizing the district to administer the medication

2. Prescription or non-prescription drugs that need to be taken at school for 15 days or less:

a. All prescription drugs must be in their original pharmacy container and labeled by the pharmacist. The label must include:

  1. Student's name
  2. Name of prescribing health care provider.
  3. Name of drug
  4. Amount of drug to be given and frequency of administration
  5. Date prescription filled.

b. All non-prescription drugs must be in their original container. The written request for administration of these must contain the following information:

1. Student's name

2. Name of drug

3. Amount of drug to be given

4. When drug is to be given

5. Reason drug is given

6. Date

7. Signature of parent/guardian


c. All prescription and non-prescription drugs to be administered at school for 15 day s or less must be accompanied by a written request, signed and dated by a parent or legal guardian (See medication permission form)

3. Prescription or non-prescription drugs that need to be taken at school for more than 15 days.

a. All prescription and non-prescription drugs to be administer at school for longer than 15 days must be accompanied by a written request signed and d ated by the prescribing health care provider and the parent or guardian requesting this service.

b. Medications prescribed or requested to be given three times a day or less are not to be given at school unless a specific time during school hours is prescribed by a health care provider, or the health care provider, or the school nurse determines that a special need exists for an individual student.

c. There will be no more than one medication per properly labeled container

d. All medications will be stored and dispensed in the school clinic, or from the principal's office. Exceptions must be approved by proper school authorities in advance.

e. No student may have prescription or non-prescription drugs in his/her possession on school grounds during school hours without proper authorization.

f. No medication will be administered from or kept in the school or clinic for more than 15 days unless otherwise prescribed by a physician or other health care provider.

g. No medication from another country will be administered.

If there are any questions, please contact the school nurse at (432)586-1050.

(In accordance with Board of Nurse Examiners Rule, 22 Texas Administrative Code, Section 217.11, the school nurse has the responsibility and authority to refuse to administer medications that, in his or her judgment, are not in the best interest of the student.)