LHS Clinic - Medications at School
Karen Surio RNEmail: KSurio87@forsyth.k12.ga.us678.965.5050 ext. 411082
678.965.5052 FAXTo insure the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when medications are to be sent to school.
- All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be taken directly to the clinic for safe storage.
- All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be brought to the school by the parent or guardian. Parent must fill out the Request for Administration of Medication Form. Medications required for more than one day must be accompanied by an Administration of Medication Request form which can be obtained from the clinic.
- All medications must be in the ORIGINAL CHILD-PROOF CONTAINER. Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle. Medications stored in envelopes, baggies, etc., will not be administered.
- Administration of prescription and over-the-counter medicine should be administered at home before or after school if possible Parents should check with their physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours. For example, medications prescribed for three times daily often can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.
- MEDICATIONS MUST BE PICKED UP BY PARENT/GUARDIAN. Any medication not picked up from the school by the end of the last school day of the year will be considered abandoned. Abandoned medication will be properly discarded in accordance with local, state, and federal laws/rules by the school nurse and an administrator.
If you have any questions about this procedure, please call.
Last Modified on August 21, 2018