Administering Medicines to Students
In compliance with Wyoming statues and according to accepted professional practice, the Board of Trustees of Uinta County School District Number One has established a policy regarding the administration of medication at school. The Board of Trustees in adopting this policy establishes the following:
- Medication should be administered at home if at all possible.
- The school will not furnish any medication.
- If medication of any type,including non-prescription, must be taken at school, written instructions from the parent/guardian on a specific (Parent Authorization to Administer Medication) form will be given to the school regarding the medication, dose, frequency, and duration.
- A licensed Medical Practitioner shall give their written instructions to include medication name, dosage and time of administration for a student to receive prescription medication at school; in addition to the above authorization form.
- The prescription medication must be in brought to school in a container properly labeled by a pharmacist or licensed Medical Practitioner. Non-prescription medication must be in the original container.
- Any medication administered cannot exceed the recommended dosage, time interval or directions listed on the container unless specifically ordered, in writing, by a licensed Medical Practitioner.
- The medication shall be kept in a locked place and records shall be kept on medications administered. The records must be signed by the individual who administered the medication.
- Medication may only be administered by the school nurse, the building administrator, or a staff member specifically designated in writing by the building administrator.
- Any staff member may refuse to administer any medication.
- All medication authorizations will expire on the last day of the school year in which it was executed. Medications not picked up by the last day of the school year will be discarded.
- Wyoming Statutes allow students to carry and self-administer certain medications. Specific self-administration of these medications must be authorized in writing by a licensed Medical Practitioner and the parent/guardian using approved forms.