Medicine in school
New York State Education Department Guidelines
state that ALL medications, including over-the-counter medications,
given at school, require the following:
A written order from your child’s physician
stating the name of the medication, dosage, frequency and time
Written statement from the parent or guardian
requesting administration of the medication in school; and
Delivery of the medication to the health
office by parent or guardian in a properly labeled “original” /
pharmacy container. Elementary students are NOT allowed to carry
medications to and from school.
At the secondary level, emergency medications
such as epi-pens and inhalers can be carried by those students
who are determined to be self-directed with written orders from
the student’s medical provider.