Eanes ISD

Medication

Policy Highlights

Parents, please bring all medication to the school nurse. Students in grades K-8 are not allowed to bring medication to school (see the last bullet point for exceptions).

  • A school nurse can administer medication to a student ONLY if the student's parent provides the medication and signs a medication permission form.
  • Over-the-counter medication, such as Tylenol or Motrin, must be in its original container with the medication name, dose and instructions visible on the label. At the high school, students may possess and carry over the counter medications in the original container. Stock medication is not kept in the nurses office and the school nurse may not administer OTC medication, unless provided by the student and a parent or physician permit is on file.
  • Prescription medication must have a pharmacy label with the student's name, medication, dose and instructions. Prescription samples must be accompanied by a physician's note with this information.
  • A school nurse cannot accept expired medications or administer medication from ziplock bags, individual dose (blister) packs or dosing syringes without the original container or packaging.
  • Medication permission forms are valid for 2 weeks with a parent's signature. A physician's signature is required if the medication will be given or kept in the clinic for more than 2 weeks.
  • If you are the parent of a child with a chronic medical condition (such as a food or other serious allergy with risk of anaphylaxis, asthma, diabetes or seizures) who might require treatment at school, please download an Emergency Action Plan or Care Plan from the Forms page of this website for your child's physician to complete and sign. Schedule some time to visit with the school nurse so that we can both be confident that all of the information is provided to take good care of your child at school.
  • The law permits students to carry and self-administer medication for asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis if a parent submits a signed Authorization for Self-Carry and Administration of Asthma, Diabetes and Anaphylaxis Medication in which the parent and physician agree that the student is capable of self-administration.

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