Vista USD | BP 5141.21 Students
Administering Medication And Monitoring Health Conditions
The district recognizes that some students need to take medication at school. To encourage school attendance, the district may make provision for the storage/administration of medication to students during the regular school day when authorized by parent/guardian and physician.
1. Only prescription medication prescribed by the student's physician as being necessary to be taken during school hours should be brought to school.
2. When prescription medication must be taken throughout the school year, a current Authorization for Medication Administration, signed by parent/guardian and physician, must be on file and renewed each school year.
3. Prescription medication should be taken in accordance with the physician's instructions and under the supervision of a designated school employee as determined by the physician. Students may be permitted to carry medication under direction from the physician.
4. A written statement from the physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedule for administration of medication should be filed at school.
5. When a prescription medication must be taken on a short-term basis, a written statement from the student's parent/guardian authorizing designated school personnel to administer medication according to physician's order must be filed at school.
6. The medication supply at school should be in the original prescription containers, clearly marked with name of student, name of physician, name of medication, dosage and specific times or situations to be administered. Documentation shall be kept as to dates/times medication is given to student.
7. All medication should be kept in a secure locked place.
8. The teacher shall make provisions for the student to be released at a specific time for the administration of medication.
9. If a parent/guardian requests an OTC (over-the-counter) medication be stored/administered at school, there must be a written note from the parent/guardian. Based upon information from the parents/guardians, information from the student's physician, and the school nurse's professional judgment, a plan will be developed for the storage and administration of the OTC medication.
10. If the parent/guardian so chooses, he/she may administer the medication to his/her child. In addition, the parent/guardian may designate another individual who is not a school employee to administer the medication to the student.
48980 Notification at beginning of term
49407 Liability for treatment
49408 Emergency information
49414 Emergency epinephrine auto-injectors
49414.5 Providing school personnel with voluntary emergency training
49414.7 Emergency medical assistance: administration of epilepsy medication
49423 Administration of prescribed medication for student
49423.1 Inhaled asthma medication
49480 Continuing medication regimen; notice
BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE
2726 Authority not conferred
2727 Exceptions in general
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
1232g Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
American Nurses Association v. Torlakson, (2013) 57 Cal.App.4th 570
Pandemic Influenza, Fact Sheet, September 2007
AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION PUBLICATIONS
Glucagon Training Standards for School Personnel: Providing Emergency Medical Assistance to Pupils with Diabetes, May 2006
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS
Legal Advisory on Rights of Students with Diabetes in California's K-12 Public Schools, August 2007
Training Standards for the Administration of Epinephrine Auto-Injectors, December 2004
NATIONAL DIABETES EDUCATION PROGRAM PUBLICATIONS
Helping the Student with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel, June 2003
American Diabetes Association: http://www.diabetes.org
California Department of Education, Health Services and School Nursing: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/he/hn
National Diabetes Education Program: http://www.ndep.nih.gov
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Blood Institute, asthma information: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/lung/index.htm#asthma
Policy VISTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
adopted: February 17, 2011 Vista, California