Medication

  • The school nurse should be told about any student health concerns. Washington State law requires that any student determined by the school nurse to have a potential life threatening condition must have current health care provider orders, medications, equipment and care plans including school staff training prior to attending school.

    Any student may carry and self-administer asthma/anaphylaxis rescue medication at school when authorized by his or her parent/guardian and healthcare provider and approved by the school nurse.

    Students in grades 7-12 may carry and self-administer his/her own prescription medication (excluding controlled substances) when authorized by the parent/ guardian, the healthcare provider, and the school nurse. In addition, students may carry a reasonable amount of over-the-counter medication for their own use with appropriate authorization from the parent/guardian and approved by the school nurse.

    Students in any grade may carry and self-administer non-prescription sunscreen at school.  Students may not share sunscreen with other students.  Parents/guardians should write their child’s name on the sunscreen container.  Only rub-on sunscreen is permitted; spray sunscreen is not allowed.

    All medication or treatment orders must be renewed before attending school each year.

    No student may give, dispense, or administer any mediation or remedy to another student. Any violation of the conditions for permission to carry and/or self-administer medication may result in termination of that permission as well as discipline.