It is encouraged that medication be scheduled during time at home. Understandably, this is not always possible.
Medications, over-the-counter and prescription, are able to be given at school in accordance with Humble ISD policy as long as they are FDA approved.
- All medication should be delivered to the nurse by an adult in its original packaging. Prescriptions are to be current and labeled with the student's name and information. Medications should be delivered in new, unopened packages.
- A separate Authorization for Administration of Medication form must be completed for every medication submitted.
- Only children's medication is accepted to be given to students under the age of 12. Standard adult medications are not allowed to be administered to children unless they are prescribed by a health practitioner.
- Over-the-counter, as needed, medications can be given up to 4 times a month; if the medication is needed more often, a prescription is required.
- Prescription medications are able to be given for up to 10 days, without a health practitioner's order, as long as the medication is properly labeled with the date, child's name, and administration information (such as an antibiotic for an ear infection).
- Medication must be picked up by a parent or authorized adult. Any medication not picked up must be discarded per policy at the end of each school year.
- Only FDA approved medications are allowed to be given by nurses and school staff.
- Throat/cough drops are not allowed to be administered, nor are students allowed to carry them.
- For additional questions, reference the Requirements for Medication Administration