Student Medication Administered
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.When it is necessary that medications be given at the school, the following guidelines will be followed:
1. All medications MUST be brought to the clinic by the parent or adult.
2. All medications (prescription and non-prescription) will be supplied in their original containers.
3. Prescription medications must be labeled by the pharmacist with the student's name, name of prescribing physician or dentist, name, strength of medication, amount to be given, and instructions for storage and administration. Only physicians licensed to practice medicine in Texas can prescribe medications and treatment.
4. All medications must be accompanied by a note or 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. This note should state the student's name, the name of the medication, the condition for which the medication is being given, the time the medication is to be given at school, and the dates the medication is to be given at school. In addition, any medication (prescription or non-prescription) that is to be given for 10 or more school days must be accompanied by a written order from the physician or dentist prescribing the medication.
5. 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.
6. Physician request for Administration of Medication will expire at the end of the current school year.
7. PRN (as needed) medications given more than 4 times in a month will require a physician'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.