Medication at School
York County School Division
York County Public Schools recognizes that it may be necessary for your child to receive medication during the school day. For the health and safety of all students, the school nurse will strictly enforce the following in regards to medication:
1) All prescription and over-the-counter medication (including cough drops, tylenol, advil, cold and cough preperations) must be administered by the school nurse (or designated trained school employee) in the school clinic.
2) Students are not allowed to be in possession of any oral medication during the school day.
3) All medication must be in the original, unopened bottle.
4) A parent/guardian must transport medication to school. Medication cannot be sent with the student.
5) Prescription medication must be in the original container with the child's name, medication, dosage, time, and amount to be given.
6) Non-precription medication must be in the original unopened container with the child's name on the container.
7) The Medication Permission Form, which can be obtained from the school nurse, must be completed before medication can be administered.
8) The clinic cannot accept phone or verbal permission for medication administration.
9) All medication permission forms must be updated every school year.
10) A parent/guardian must pick up any unused medication by the end of the school year. Any medication not picked up will be destroyed.
Asthma Medication – The Asthma Health Care Action Plan & Authorization for Medication must be completed and on file in the clinic before a student can carry and self-administer asthma medication. Forms are available in the school clinic.
Epinephrine – The Epinephrine Permission Form must be completed and on file in the clinic before a student can carry and self-administer epinephrine. Forms are available in the school clinic.
If you have any questions regarding medication administration, please feel free to call the school clinic.