MEDICATION

Shippensburg Area School District Policy and state law mandates the following requirements for any medication to be given at school.  Any medication including inhalers, over-the-counter medication, short term medication, vitamins or herbs that are to be taken during the school day must be delivered to school by a parent, guardian or other designated adult.  Unless other arrangements have been prearranged by a parent and the school nurse.

All medication to be given during school hours must include:

1. Physician and parent signed medication authorization form.

2. A pharmacy or manufacturer’s labeled container of the medication with clearly noted

instructions.

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MEDICATION

Shippensburg Area School District Policy and state law mandates the following requirements for any medication to be given at school.  Any medication including inhalers, over-the-counter medication, short term medication, vitamins or herbs that are to be taken during the school day must be delivered to school by a parent, guardian or other designated adult.  All medication to be given by the school staff must include:

1. Physician and parent signed medication authorization form.

2. A pharmacy or manufacturer’s labeled container of the medication with clearly noted

instructions.

A student may carry their Epi-pen or inhaler if they have a medication form signed by the doctor and parental permission for student self-administration.  The complete medication form must be given to the school nurse. To help comply with this policy, medication authorization forms are available in the school office or by selecting a form from the “Forms” link on the left.

Ask your pharmacist to provide a medicine bottle for each different medication to be taken at school.  STUDENTS MAY NOT HAVE ANY MEDICATION ON THEIR PERSON AT ANY TIME (that is, not in their book bag or lunch box, etc.). In order to comply with state law and to protect the safety of our children, this policy must be strictly followed.  This will insure the health and wellness of all students and support “Drug Free Schools”.