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Administration of Medication

The divisional policy on administration of prescribed medications prohibits staff from administering to a student any prescription or over the counter medication without the prior written and dated authorization of the parent, guardian, and the physician prescribing the medication. This authorization must stipulate the precise amount, frequency, dates and/or circumstances for the administration of each medicine to the student. Special authorization forms may be obtained at the school office. Parents are asked to consult the divisional policy or contact the school prior to sending any medication to school

Individualized health care plans will be developed for any students requiring epipens, bronchodilators, and administration of oral medication for longer than 14 days.

Please note: If a prescription for medication should change, parents are required to complete a new authorization form for their child. Verbal authorization and handwritten notes will not be accepted.

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