AAPS Medication Policy
Medication at School Summary
If your child needs to take medication during the school day, please be aware of the following highlights from the AAPS medication policy:
- Any medication should be taken at home, if possible.
- Medications given at school are to be dropped off and picked up from school by a parent/guardian.
- Medications must be in their original container, labeled with:
- Name of student
- Name of medication
- Time of administration
- Route of administration
- Expiration date
- Medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must be accompanied by written, signed instructions from a physician and signed/authorization by a parent/guardian. These forms must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
- Physician written orders must match prescription instructions on the container's label.
- Tablets must be sized for proper dosage (e.g. cut in half, etc) prior to bringing medicine to school.
- Students must provide their own measuring cup or spoon if indicated.
- Medications will be kept in the clinic/office area for the student to take with supervision or by administration of trained staff. Emergency medications will be kept unlocked in the office area and other locations as necessary during the school day.
- Parent/guardian may request permission for a student to carry and self-administer their own emergency medications if written permission is presented from the physician and parent/guardian, and notification is provided to the principal and school nurse.
- It is the responsibility of the student to report to the office at the time the medication is to be taken, unless prevented by a disability or other reason.
- Refill of the prescription is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
- Expired medications will not be administered.
- Medications will be properly discarded if not picked up on or before the last day of school.
See the form section to download the appropriate medication administration forms.