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    Dispensing Medication
     
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    Pupils requiring medication at school must have the written directions and/or school medication form completed by the students' physician. This will identify the type of medication, the dosage, the purpose of the medication, and direct the school nurse to administer the medication as to the time at which the medication shall be administered according to the physicians’ order, and the length of time for which the medication is prescribed as well as possible side effects. It must be sent in the original bottle with the name of the pharmacy and the medication written on it, along with a note from the parent giving permission to give the medication.
     
     

      The school nurse should be advised of any drug being taken by a child in school or at home, particularly those which might cause a change in behavior.

     

      Board policy does not permit us to provide students with Aspirin, Tylenol or any other medication without proper authorization from a licensed physician and written permission from the parent or guardian. Please make sure a completed medication form is on file in the health office if your child requires any medication during school hours.

     

    Asthma medications, including inhalers, require an Asthma Action Plan. Please have this plan completed by the physician and signed and dated, by both the physician and parent. This plan may be found at:

    http://www.pacnj.org/pdfs/atpstudent2012.pdf

     

     

    If you have any questions, contact the health office at (201)358-4781.