Medication at School
Prescription medications and over-the-counter oral medications may only be used by students or given to students at school, when a written authorization - from the licensed health professional prescribing the medication - is on file in your child's school.
In order for students to take or carry medication of any kind at school, a parent/guardian must provide the appropriate form(s), completed by the Health Care Provider who sees the student. This must be done every year for each medication.
Medication cannot be given without the completed form. This requirement is a law in Washington State.
Each medication must be delivered to the school in its original container with a label including:
- student name
- date issued
- name of medication
- name of health care provider
- exact dosage
Providing the required paperwork, authorizations and medications will help make school a safe and healthy place for your child.