• Medication Administration in the School Setting


     
    The Lincoln Public Schools Medication policy provides for the health and safety of students requiring medications during the school day.
     
    A medication authorization form must be completed and be on file in the school Health Office before any medication is administered.
     
    The following statements highlight the main points of the policy. The entire policy is available for review in each Health Office.
    • Medication orders must be renewed at the beginning of each school year.
    • Any medication prescription or OTC medication requires written authorization from a student's health care provider and a parent/guardian.
    • The pharmacy-labeled container can be used in lieu of a physician's order only in the case of short-term medications i.e., those medications to be given for ten (10) days or less.
    • Whenever possible, medication administration should be scheduled at times other than school hours.
    • All medication MUST be delivered to the Health Office by the student's parent/guardian or a designated adult.
    • Only a thirty (30) day supply of medication will be accepted at any time.
    • All medication (prescription or OTC) must be delivered in a correctly labeled pharmacy or manufacturer's medication container.
    • Self-medication can be allowed under certain circumstances, after consultation with the school nurse. Unless authorized in writing by the school nurse, all medications administered will be kept in the nurse's office.
    • A parent may retrieve medicine from the school at any time during school hours or by arrangement with the school nurse.
    • All medications must be picked up by a parent /guardian before the close of the school year. Any medications not picked up by the close of the school year will be destroyed.
    I. Prescription and Non-Prescription (over-the-Counter) Medications:  To download Medication Administration form, click on Health Forms in the left navigation column.
     
    II. Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Benadryl: To download Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Benadryl form, click on Health Forms in the left navigation column. A new form must be submitted yearly for each student.  Parent signature is required.
     
    III. Emergency Medications
     
    EpiPens
    Students with diagnosed or suspected life-threatening allergies to foods, insects and/or latex MUST have the LPS Medication Authorization Form, the LPS Allergy Action Plan, or a health care provider medication administration form on file in the Health Office.  This medication order must be renewed for the start of each school year.  EpiPens must have a pharmacy label either on the device or on the manufacturer's box.  To download forms, click on Health Forms in the left navigation column
     
    Inhalers
    Students with a diagnosis of asthma who may require the use of an inhaler/nebulizer during the school day MUST have an LPS Medication Authorization Form, a Massachusetts Asthma Action Plan, or a health care provider medication administration form on file in the Health Office.
     
    A student in Grades 4-8 may be allowed to self-carry his/her inhaler with written parent permission and the authorization of the school nurse. A LPS Parent/Student Agreement for Permission to Carry an Inhaler must be renewed each year. To download this form, click on Health Forms in the left navigation column.
     
     
Last Modified on March 19, 2014