Student Medication Drop Off Procedures
To follow social distancing protocols, please sign up for a time slot to drop off student medications. For privacy, please sign up using a parent's name instead of the student. Also, students may not drop off medications to the health office and all medications (including over-the-counter) must have accompanying district-approved doctor's orders (see information below). If alternate times are required, or if you have any questions, please contact the Health Office at 949-768-1934 ext. 237745 or email Kathryn Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEDICATION REQUEST/AUTHORIZATION FORMS:
Under very limited conditions, (only for mature students) students are permitted to carry an inhaler or Epi-Pen. The doctor must complete the bottom portion of the OCDE Medication Authorization, and the Student and Parents must complete the OCDE Self Medication Contract.
SVUSD BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY:
ORANGE COUNTY DEPT OF EDUCATION GUIDLINES:
PARENT NOTIFICATION FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
TO THE PARENT/GUARDIAN:
Medical treatment is the responsibility of the parent/guardian and an authorized health care provider. An authorized health care provider is an individual who is licensed by the State of California to prescribe medication. Medications, both prescription and over the counter, may be given at school when it is deemed absolutely necessary by the authorized health care provider that the medication be given during school hours. The parent/guardian is urged, with the help of your child's authorized health care provider, to work out a schedule of giving medication at home whenever possible.
California Education Code, Section 49423 allows school personnel to assist in carrying out an authorized health care providers written orders. Designated non-medical school personnel may be assisting with your child's medication. They will be trained and supervised by credentialed school nurses. Medication will be safely stored and locked or refrigerated, if required.
Emergency medicine such as EpiPens or inhalers may be carried by the student when recommended by a authorized health care provider and parent. When appropriate, the school nurse will evaluate the student’s ability to safely self-administer the medication based on written district guidelines. (Title 5). Back up medication should be kept at school for emergency use. Students who have a serious medical condition (diabetes, epilepsy, etc.) should have an emergency supply of their prescription medication at school with the appropriate consent forms in the event of a disaster
IF MEDICATION IS TO BE ADMINISTERED AT SCHOOL, ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS MUST BE MET:
- A written statement signed by the licensed authorized health care provider/dentist specifying the reason for the medication, the name, dosage, time, route, side effect; and specific instructions for emergency treatment must be on file at school.
- A signed request from the parent/guardian must be on file at school.
- Medication must be delivered to the school by the parent/guardian or other responsible adult.
- Medication must be in your child's original, labeled pharmacy container written in English.
- All liquid medication must be accompanied by an appropriate measuring device.
- If pill splitting is required to obtain the correct dose of medication to be administered, only pills that are scored may be split, scored pills may be split in half only, and a commercial pill splitting device should be used for correct splitting.
- Over the counter medication that has been prescribed by an authorized health care provider must be in its original container.
- A separate form is required for each medication.
NOTE: Whenever there is a change in medication, dosage, time, or route the parent/guardian and authorized health care provider must complete a new form. Please discuss your authorized health care provider’s instructions with your child, so that he/she is aware of the time medication is due at school.