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    All medication should be given outside of school hours, if possible.  Only mediation which is required to enable a student to stay in school may be given at school.  Three-times-a-day medication can be given before school, after school and at bedtime.  The initial dose of medication must be administered at home, doctor’s office, or hospital.  If necessary, medication can be given at school under the following conditions:

    BISD Medication Policy

    All medication should be given outside of school hours, if possible. Only medication which is required to enable a student to stay in school may be given at school. Three times a day medications can be given before school, after school and at bedtime. The initial dose of medication must be administered at home, doctor's office, or hospital.  If necessary, medication can be given at school under the following conditions:

     

    1. Prescription medication must be accompanied by a signed physician’s order. The physician must be licensed to practice in the United States of America.  

    2. All medication (prescription and over-the-counter) must be:

    a. provided by the parent.

    b. transported by an adult

    c.  in its original, properly labeled container

    d. accompanied by a specific written request signed by the parent/guardian (section A, page 2)

    e. placed in a locked cabinet in the nurse's office

    i. emergency medications will be placed in the nurses office and accessible to staff at all times during the school day

    ii. Students whose doctor considers them sufficiently responsible must have a signed request          for them to carry an inhaler, insulin or anaphylaxis medication on their person

       (section B, page 2)

                1. The student must demonstrate to the nurse competent use of the device/medication

                2. A second inhaler, insulin or anaphylaxis medication should also be kept locked in the nurse's office.

                3. If a student allows another person to use the medication, the privilege will be revoked

    f.  administered by a school nurse or by a non-health professional designate of the principal or school nurse.

     

    3.   Sample prescription and alternative medicine must be labeled with the child's name and accompanied by a signed Texas Board Certified physician's order. When ordered, alternative medication must be accompanied by a patient information sheet listing its ingredients, actions, and side effects. Herbal substances or dietary supplements provided by the parent will be administered only if required by the individualized education program or Section 504 plan of a student with disabilities.