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MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION FORM FOR STUDENTS
Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School
THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IF A STUDENT NEEDS TO TAKE MEDICATION AT
SCHOOL. (Please read details below.)
Students will be given prescription medication or other medications not routinely stocked in the nurse’s
office only by the direct written order of a physician,
according to recommendations of the Pennsylvania
Department of Health and this school’s medication policy. (Regular-strength Tylenol and Ibuprofen and
antacids are routinely stocked in the nurse’s office and do not require individual students’ doctor orders.)
The attached form must be completed by the parent or guardian and the physician before any medicine will
be administered. A new form is needed at the beginning of each school year and for each
new medication order
. The form, available from the nurse’s office or online on the school’s website,
must contain the following information: Name of student; Diagnosis or reason for needing the medication;
Name of medication; Dosage and time medication is to be given; Signature of parent/guardian; and Signature
The medication must be in an original bottle which includes the prescription number and date. ALL
MEDICATIONS AND SUPPLIES MUST BE STORED IN THE NURSE’S OFFICE. IT IS A
VIOLATION OF SCHOOL POLICY FOR A STUDENT TO CARRY MEDICATIONS ON HIM OR
HERSELF WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN’S ORDER ON FILE IN THE NURSE’S OFFICE. THIS
INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, INHALERS OR EPIPENS UNLESS PROPER
ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED ACCORDING TO THE SCHOOL’S POLICY. If a student has a severe allergy that may require an Epi-Pen or Benadryl, the parent must provide the
medication to the nurse’s office with the necessary paperwork as explained.
The parent, guardian, or a responsible adult who is acting on behalf of the student, should bring the
medication and the properly completed medication form to the nurse’s office. The medicine will be given to
the student by the school nurse or an individual designated by the building administrator. At the end of the
designated time period, which shall be set by the physician, all unused medication will be returned to the
parent or will be destroyed after notifying the parents or guardian if the medication is not picked up at the
If the above information is not complied with, the school employee will refuse to honor the request to
dispense the medication to the student. Carrying medication without complying with the above
information can result in disciplinary action.
It is anticipated that administering medicine during school hours will be the exception when necessary rather
than the rule. Medication policies are available at this school for your review. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ATTACHED FORM AND RETURN IT TO THE NURSE’S OFFICE.
MEDICATION CANNOT BE ADMINISTERED WITHOUT IT.
COLUMBIA-MONTOUR AREA VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL
5050 Sweppenheiser Drive, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
PERMISSION TO GIVE / TO KEEP / TO CARRY MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
To be completed each school year and/or when student’s medication changes
PARENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR INFORMING THE SCHOOL NURSE OF ANY CHANGES IN
MEDICATION, DOSAGE, OR IF THE MEDICATION IS DISCONTINUED.
CHILD’S NAME: _______________________________________________ GRADE: _______________ HOME ADDRESS: _____________________________________________ PHONE: ________________
PHYSICIAN’S PERMISSION (or attach Physician’s Statement)
The child named above is being treated by me for (Diagnosis) __________________________________ and must/may take (Medication) ____________________________Dosage ________________________ Time
___ remainder of the current school year
___ until medication is discontinued/changed
___ other (specify time) _________ ___ other (specify) _________________________
This child is able to self-administer his/her inhaler: yes / no (please circle one). Emergency response if dose ineffective: _____________________________________________________ I certify that I am the health care provider who prescribed the medication and that the student named above is my patient for diagnosis and treatment. I understand that the Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School and its employees will be distributing medication; they will be relying upon the directions I have set forth above.
Signature ________________________ Date ______
My child must/may take the medication specified above. I, therefore, request the school district personnel to give my child the above medication. I do hereby release, discharge and hold harmless, the school district, its agents and employees, from any and all liability and claim whatsoever for the administration of the above medication to my child should there develop a reaction from the medication.
Signature ________________________________________ Date ______________
ASTHMA INHALER/EPIPEN USAGE
(Only to be signed if student is to self-carry/self-use asthma inhalers or EpiPen)
I acknowledge that the school is not responsible for ensuring the medication is taken. I also relieve the school and its employees of responsibility for the benefits or consequences of the prescribed medication.
Signature ________________________________________ Date ______________________________
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