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Medication Policy

The following policies have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of children requiring medication during the school day.

The Holliston Public Schools require that a Medication Order/Parental Consent Form be on file in the Health Office before any medication is given in school. The form includes:

  1. Signed consent by the parent/guardian. This is required to dispense any medication.
  2. Signed medication order. The written medication order form should be taken to your child’s licensed prescriber (your child’s physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) for completion and returned to the school nurse. The order must be renewed as needed and at the beginning of each academic year.
SPECIAL MEDICATION SITUATIONS
  1. Short-term medication, i.e., those requiring administration for ten (10) school days or less, the pharmacy labeled container may be used in lieu of a licensed prescriber’s written order.
  2. Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (Standard Dosage) requires written parental consent only.
  3. ALL OTHER MEDICATIONS, (cough medicine, antihistamines, etc.) require a signed medication order from your child’s licensed prescriber.

Medicines should be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer labeled container by a parent/guardian or their responsible adult designee. Please ask you pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than thirty-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to school. When your child needs a medicine to be given during the school day, please act quickly to follow these policies so we may began to give the medicine as soon as possible.

Please contact Peg Coleman, RN, School Nurse for further assistance.