If at all possible, Parents/Guardians are advised to give medications at home.
Students will be given medication at school when the medication is prescribed or ordered by a physician, after a parent/guardian completes a Medication Permission Form, and if the medication must be given during school hours to maintain sufficient health to participate in the school program.
Narcotics will not be given at school.
Failure to adhere to the prescription and the non-prescription (over the counter) medication regulation may be considered a violation of the substance abuse policy.
The complete Medication Policy can be found on the Augusta County School Website, Administration, and Augusta County Policy Manual, page 455-459 addresses Medication administration guidelines.
Parents should also sign an exchange of information form as well. The nurses use this to obtain documentation from the physician for medication changes, etc. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Regional School Health Coordinator, Valerie Lavender or ask your clinic aide, Julie Coyner.
Prescription Medication Policy: Guideline for Usage of Prescription Medication
Non-Prescription Medication Policy: Guidelines for Usage of Non-Prescription Medication
Medication Form : Completed by Physician for Medications Given at School
Release of Information Form : Used to Fax to physician for medication changes
(Valley Pediactrics patients will need to complete the Valley Pediatric Exchange form at their office.)
Asthma Action Plan : Used as a guide in the treatment of asthma
Food Allergy Action Plan : Plan of action and medication orders completed by the physician for students with severe allergies.
Seizure Action Plan: Plan of action and medication orders completed by the physician for students with seizures.