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Just a reminder about the SUSD medication policy….All medication must be brought to school by a parent/guardian and will be kept in secured storage in the Health Center. Written parent/guardian request and consent (Form HMES-503) is required for the administration of medication. Students are NOT to carry medication with the exception of life-saving medications which require written request of the physician, parent/guardian, and student. Examples: insulin, asthma inhalers, and EpiPens.
Over the counter medication should be in the original, sealed container. (An excellent resource is the local dollar store or WalMart/Target to get small bottles of pain reliever for around $1.) Prescription medication must be in the original container with a pharmacy label listing the student’s name, medication name, dosage, and the prescriber’s name. School personnel must follow the dosage and times on the label for both prescription and over the counter medications. Loose medication in a baggie will not be accepted.
All medication both over the counter and prescription must be picked up before the end of the school year. Medications not returned to the family will be discarded in an appropriate and legal manner.
Please contact the nurse @ (480) 484-7111 to obtain the permission form or if you have more questions. The permission form can also be found under Support Services then click on Health Services, and finally Medication Administration Record on the SUSD website. The entire medication policy is on page 15, and the consequences involved are on page 37 of the Student Code of Conduct. The Student Code of Conduct can be located at www.susd.org.