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Dispensing Medications at School

Information regarding Medication 

A school nurse is prohibited by NYS Education law from dispensing medication to school children without specific doctor’s order.  A doctor's order with instructions for use and a parental signature is required for ALL medication given during school hours. This includes over the counter (including cough drops) and prescription medications. Please see form below for a doctor’s order form if needed.

An adult MUST deliver medication(s) to the nurse’s office in their original container. Students are not allowed to carry any medication to school.

At the end of the school year a parent or designee MUST pick up their child’s medication or it will be discarded.  We are unable to store medication over the summer. 

New medication and orders will be required at the beginning of each school year.  Orders DO NOT carry over from one school year to the next.  Click on the link below for the medical authorization form you and your doctor will need to fill out and return to your school nurse.

Please notify me regarding any changes in medical conditions, such as prescription changes, allergies to medications, insects, or other existing conditions.  This info is kept confidential and is available only to staff and special teachers on a need to know basis.