Medications at School
Does your child need to take medicine during the school day?
If so, provider and parent permission forms are needed for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. New medication permission forms are required for each new school year.
New York state requires school districts to comply with the following guidelines regarding medications at school:
- Parents or guardians must personally deliver all medication to the school health office unless a self-carry order form is signed by parent and physician. All controlled medications must be brought by an adult.
- All medication must remain in properly labeled pharmacy containers or original, over-the-counter containers. If you are dividing up a single prescription for use at home and at school, please ask your pharmacist to provide a second, identically labeled container for any medications your student will take while at school.
- A new prescription/medication form signed by the medical provider is required at the beginning of every school year.
- The parent must sign the medication permission form.
Please contact the school nurse's office to make any necessary special arrangements to drop off medication.