Medication Policy

Dear Parents,

Occasionally it is necessary for a child to receive medication during the school day. The school will cooperate with the parent/guardian and physician/healthcare provider in these situations upon:

  1. A written request, signed by the physician, dentist or healthcare provider which indicates the name of the student, diagnosis, medication, dosage, time of administration and date to be discontinued.
  2. A written request signed by the parent/guardian authorizing the school nurse to dispense the medication as specified by the physician, dentist or healthcare provider.

The medication, in its original container, must be delivered directly to the school nurse or staff member by the parent/guardian or responsible adult.  No medication should be carried by a student.  The temptation to share with a friend or tamper with the medication in some way is a real danger.  Therefore, any medication found in a child's possession will be confiscated and returned to the parent/guardian.

If a child needs to take over the counter medication, such as Tylenol, cold or cough syrups, etc., the school nurse must have written authorization from the physician, dentist or other healthcare provider and the parent/guardian.

If you have any question or concerns regarding these procedures, please feel free to call me at 973.729.5770 ext. 413.

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