HUMBLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT MEDICATION POLICY
1. Parents and physicians are strongly encouraged to schedule all necessary student medications for administration during non-school hours. If a student must take medication during school hours in order to observe proper time intervals between doses and resume full participation in the school program, dispensing the medication can become the responsibility of the school. Medication schedule should be adjusted to allow administration during class breaks or lunch. Medication given at other times will require consultation with the nurse, parent, and/or physician.
2. When it is necessary that medications be given at the school, the following guidelines will be followed:
a. All medications must be brought to the clinic by the parent or adult.
b. All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be supplied in their original containers.
c. Prescription medications must be labeled by the pharmacist with the student's name, name of prescribing Health Care Provider, strength of medication, amount to be given, and instructions for storage and administration.
d. Only Health Care Providers with Prescription Authority in Texas (Medical Doctor, Dentist, Podiatrist, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner with Prescriptive authority) can prescribe medications and treatments.
e. All medications must be accompanied by Authorization for Administration of Medication form signed by the student's parent or guardian. The form can be obtained from the school nurse or Humble ISD website. In addition, any medication (prescription or nonprescription) that is to be given for 10 or more consecutive school days must be accompanied by a written order from the Health Care Provider prescribing the medication.
f. It is the parent's responsibility to maintain an adequate supply of medication and to inform the school nurse in writing of changes in dosage, frequency in administration, or if medication is discontinued.
g. Physician request for Administration of Medication will expire at the end of the current school year.
h. PRN (as needed) medications given more than 4 times in a month will require a Health Care Provider’s order indicating maximum dosage allowed per month. Any unused medication must be picked up by a parent, guardian, or an adult. No medications will be sent home with students.
j. All medications must be FDA approved
k. All medication must be unexpired and age appropriate
3. Requests to carry medications: See campus nurse for protocol.
4. Medications from foreign countries will not be accepted or administered by the school nurse or the principal's designee. All medications must be FDA approved. Health food and nutritional supplements and/or treatments will not be administered by the school nurse or principal’s designee