Northview High School Medication Policy
As we near the cold and flu season, I wanted to remind you of our medication policy at Northview. We are not allowed to give medication with verbal permission, so please take a moment to review this policy to help us better care for your student.
Over the Counter Medications: Students are allowed to carry over-the-counter medications only. These medications must be in the original container and are only for your student's personal use – they cannot be shared. High school students may carry medications in the following categories with them during the school day, field trips or other school-related activities: Acetaminophen, Antacids, Cough or Throat Lozenges, Ibuprofen, Midol, Oral antihistamines. If it is more convenient, we can administer over-the-counter medications from the clinic. Please complete the Authorization to Give Medication Form (linked on the right hand side of this page) and bring the completed form and the medication in the original container to the clinic. Any unused medication will be sent home at the end of the school year.
Prescription Medications: All prescription medications must be administered through the clinic. Please complete the Authorization to Give Medication Form (linked on the right side of this page) and have your doctor sign. Bring the completed form and the medication in the original container to the clinic.
Life-Sustaining Medications: If your student needs to carry a life-sustaining medication – i.e. Epi-pen, inhaler, insulin – we will need to have the proper paperwork on file in the clinic. This is the Authorization to Carry Form linked on the right side of this page. Please complete both sides of the form and have your doctor sign. Bring the form and a back-up supply of your student's medication to the clinic.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know. Your child's health and safety are our main concern.
Remember to update your child's health care plans or medication forms.
Current medication forms are linked on this web page.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know.
Mary Hagenstad and Jean Apps, Clinic Assistants
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