Medication at School Guidelines
What the law says about students and medication taken while in school
Education Code 49423 authorizes that any pupil who is required to take medication during the regular school day may be assisted by the school nurse, or other designated personnel, if the school district receives written permission from both the parent and the physician.
- Medication must be prescribed for him/her by a physician, and all medications must be brought to
school by a parent or adult in the original, labeled container.
- All medication authorizations must be renewed each school year.
- Medication must be stored in the Health Office, with the exception of asthma inhalers and EpiPens
(if authorization to carry has been ordered by a physician).
If your child requires medication while at school:
- Print the appropriate form(s) obtained from the school nurse
- Sign the parent/guardian portion
- Have your child’s physician complete the physician’s portion
- Return the completed form to the Health Office with the medication (original, labeled container required).