Medication Procedures Outlined

Health Services Technician Kathy Scott, (858) 672-3400 ext. 3202
Parents bear the primary responsibility in providing medication for their students.  Whenever possible, medication is to be administered at home.  During the school day, a parent has the option to personally administer medication(s) to his/her student at any time.  Health assistance at school is provided to support student learning and/or attendance. 
According to California State law, prescription and non-prescription medications are ONLY permitted to be taken at school with a written statement from the physician AND a written statement from the parent or guardian (Authorization for Medication Administration Form H-26).  This form is required for all medications including “over-the-counter” medications such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), cold/allergy medicines, etc.  All medications MUST be labeled with the student’s name and in the original Rx or OTC container. 
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.


District Health Forms Click here
Authorization for Medication Administration Form(pdf )
Potential Anaphylactic Reaction Form (pdf )

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Health Services Technician Beckie La Carte, (858) 672-3400 ext. 3202.
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