The Oregon City School District policy on medications is in accordance with the 1997 legislative changes. The following is a summary of the policy and regulations. The term “medication” refers to both prescription and over the counter (OTC) medications.
Medications will be administered during the school day if they are necessary for the child to remain in school. Herbal and dietary supplements will not be administered during the school day.
All medications will be brought to the school by the parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to transport medication. Medication will be brought to school in the original labeled container. If prescription medication, the label will include the child’s name, doctor name, name of drug, dosage and frequency. If an OTC, the container will bear the original manufacturer’s label and the child’s name.
All prescription medication will be counted by the parent and a school staff person upon its arrival at school.
The parent or guardian will complete an Authorization for Medication form for each medication brought to school. A copy of this form is also available at your child’s school.
Self-medication is allowed in grades 7-12 for any medication that is not a controlled substance. For a student to self-medicate, the parent and student will sign the Self-Medication Agreement, the parent will complete the Authorization for Medication form and the physician will sign it. These papers must be on file in the school health office prior to the student bringing the medication to school.
Students that are self-medicating will do so without any guidance or supervision from school staff.
The student who is self-medicating will carry a one day supply only and the medication will be in the original labeled container.
Students in grades K-6 may carry their own inhalers for asthma but must adhere to all regulations pertaining to self-medication.
These are just the main points of the policy and regulations. If your child will be taking medication at school, you may obtain a copy of the policy and regulations, in their entirety, from your child’s school.