Request to Administer Medication
Instructions for Parents/Guardians for Authorization of Medication
It is the policy of Region 8 that only essential medications will be administered to students
in school. Whenever possible, the schedule of medication administration should enable a
student to receive all prescribed doses at home.
If it is necessary for a student to take medication during school hours, the school nurse or
other trained person will administer the medication in accordance with the following:
- Complete the Request to Administer Medication in School form (below) and return it to the
school office with the medication. A physician’s prescription (current prescription
label or signed note) will be required for prescription drugs and may be required for
over the counter drugs.
- Send the medication to the school office in an original, unbreakable pharmacy bottle
with a current pharmacy label properly labeled with the name of the medication,
date, dosage, time(s) to be administered, and the name of the student who is to
- Medication sent to school should not exceed the dosage for one day unless prior
arrangements have been made with the school nurse.
- Refer to the Region 8’s Administration of Medication to Students Policy (JLCD) as
necessary or call the school nurse who serves your child’s school.