Medications Given at School

 

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Non-Prescription Medication Policy (JHCD): Adopted 10/23/2014

The district recognizes that administering of nonprescription medication to students and/or self-medication may be necessary when the failure to take such medication during school hours, would prevent the student from attending school. Consequently, students may be permitted to take non-injectable prescription or non-prescription medication at school.

The district reserves the right to reject a request to administer or allow self-administration of a non-prescription medication when such is not necessary for the student to remain in school.

A request to the district to allow a student to self-medicate with non-prescription medication shall include written permission and instruction from a parent or guardian, and shall include an assurance form the parent or guardian that the student has received appropriate instruction for its use.

A request to the district to administer a non-prescription medication shall include written permission and instruction from a parent or guardian.

The district shall designate staff authorized to administer medication to students. Training shall be provided as required by law.

This policy and administrative regulation shall not prohibit, in any way, the administration of recognized first aid to students by district employees in accordance with established state law, Board policy, and procedures.

The superintendent shall develop administrative regulations as needed to meet the requirements of law, Oregon Administrative Rules, and for the implementation of this policy.

 

Prescription Medication (JHCDA): Adopted 4/8/2008

In order to ensure the health and well-being of district students who require regular doses or injections of medication, who may experience a severe allergic reaction, or suffer from hypoglycemia, asthma or diabetes, epinephrine, glucagon or other medication as prescribed by a physician and allowed under Oregon Law may be administered by means of injection to students by a trained staff member in situations when a licensed health care professional is not immediately available.

When directed by a physician or other licensed health care professional students in grades K-12 will be allowed to self administer medication, including medication for asthma or severe allergy as defined by law. A written treatment plan for a student who self-administers medication will be developed and signed by a physician or other Oregon licensed health care professional and kept on file. A written request and permission form signed by a parent or guardian is required and will be kept on file. If the student is deemed to have violated Board policy or medical protocol by the district, the district will revoke the permission given to a student to self-administer medication.

Requests for the district to administer prescription medication to a student shall include the written permission of the parent or guardian and shall be by written instruction from a physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner. A prescription label prepared by a pharmacist will be deemed sufficient to meet the requirements for a physician’s order.

The district reserves the right to reject a request to administer or allow self-administration of a medication when such medication is not necessary for the student to remain in school.

A pre-measured dose of epinephrine may be administered by designated, trained district staff to any student or other individual on school premises who the personnel believe, in good faith, is experiencing a severe allergic reaction, regardless of whether the student or individual has a prescription for epinephrine.

A process shall be established by which, upon parent written request, a backup prescribed autoinjectable epinephrine is kept at a reasonable, secured location in the student’s classrooms as provided by the state law.

Training shall be provided, as required by law, in accordance with approved protocols as established by the Oregon Health Authority. Staff designated to receive training shall also receive bloodborne pathogens training. A current first-aid and C.P.R. card will also be required.

Prescription medication will be handled, stored, monitored, disposed of and records maintained in accordance with established district regulations governing administering non-injectable or injectable, or prescription or non-prescription medicines to students including procedures for the disposal of sharps and glass.

The superintendent will ensure student health management plans are developed as required by training protocols, maintained on file, and pertinent health information is provided to district staff as appropriate.

Such plans will include provisions for administering medication and/or responding to emergency situations while the student is in school-sponsored activity, under the supervision of school personnel, in before-school or after-school programs on school-owned property and in transit to or from school or school-sponsored activities.

This policy and administrative regulation shall not prohibit, in any way, the administration of recognized first aid to students by district employees in accordance with established state law, Board policy, and procedures.