Medication Procedures Outlined

Health Technician, (858) 748-1320 ext 2202.

MEDICATION POLICIES & PROCEDURES: Many students require daily medication at school as well as emergency medication such as asthma inhalers and epipens. Often times, students require short term medications such as antibiotics for an infection. All medications given at school require a written authorization signed by both parent and physician. The only exceptions to this rule are sunscreen, throat lozenges, cough drops and contact lens solution which still require the H-26 form; parent authorization only by completing and signing the top portion. A physician signature is not required. 

All prescription medications or any over the counter medication (such as Tylenol or Pepto Bismal) must be accompanied by the Medication Authorization form with both parent and physician authorization. Medication authorization may only be given by a physician licensed in the state of California. All physician portions of the form must be complete. Please make sure your child’s doctor completes the proper form before bringing medication to the Health Office. Be sure to sign and date the parent/guardian signature portion of the form. All medications must be in the original container. Prescription medications must have the students name prescription information on them. Expired medication may not be given at school. All medication will be kept locked up in the Health Office. If you have any questions about medication being given at school, you may contact the Health Office at (858) 748-1320, ext. 2202. If you feel you need further clarification, please contact our District Nurse, Laura Calderon, at (858) 521-2803 or email her at According to California State law, prescription and non-prescription medications are permitted to be taken at school only with a written statement from the physician AND a written statement from the parent or guardian. The Health Office has a form available titled “Authorization for Medication Administration”.  Written information that must be provided is:     · Student’s name     · The name of the medication     · Physician’s instructions detailing the date(s), method, amount and time medication is to be given     · Parent/guardian and Physician signature This information is required for all medications including “over-the-counter” Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold/allergy medicines, etc. All medications MUST be labeled with the student’s name and above information, in the original Rx or OTC container. NO PLASTIC BAGGIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!

Note:  Poway Unified School District has a “zero tolerance” drug policy for all students.

Do not put your child at risk of receiving disciplinary action!  Don’t send your child to school with any medication unless you have followed the medication procedure.  Remember, even Tylenol or Advil are considered to be drugs.


H-26 Authorization for Medication


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