Administration of Medication

PERMISSION TO RECEIVE ACETAMINOPHEN, IBUPROFEN OR ANTACID

In an effort to better serve the health needs of your child, the school nurse may be authorized to administer palliative medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and antacids to your child for the occasional discomfort associated with headache, stomach ache, muscle aches, orthodontic pain, or other minor ailments.  The standing order allows up to two (2) doses/month. If you wish to give the school nurse permission to administer acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and/or antacids, authorization can be provided through the PowerSchool portal.   If assistance is needed accessing the PowerSchool portal, contact powerschool@er9.org.


AUTHORIZATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL

As mandated by Connecticut General Statutes, Section 10-212a, medications (both prescribed and over-the-counter) may only be administered by the school nurse(s) or designated/trained staff member(s). An Authorization for Administration of Medication by School Personnel form must be on file and completed by an authorized practitioner (physician, dentist, advanced practice RN, physician’s assistant, optometrist, and for athletic events only, a podiatrist) for both prescribed and over-the-counter medications. These forms are available in the Health Office.   and on the Health Office website. Medications are kept in the Health Office and must be brought to school by the parent/legal guardian/other responsible adult (never by the student) and must be delivered directly to the school nurse, the principal, assistant principal or administrative substitute. No student may carry or have any medication, including over-the-counter medications, in their locker without the permission of the school nurse. In the event that a student requires self-administration of medication, please consult the school nurse.

 

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