Newport School District Medication Policy and Medication Forms:
The Newport School District believes that your child's health is directly coorelative to their success in school. Our goal is to assist in their health managment to promote wellness and attendance to school. The Newport School District recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the health of their children. The district strongly recommends that medication be given at home if at all possible. In many instances this is not practical or in the best interest of the child. We also recognize that many children require the effective use of medication in the treatment of illness and/or disability to attend school and be successful. This may necessitate the administration of medication during school hours. The administration of medication to a student during school hours in accordance with the direction of a licensed prescriber will be permitted only when failure to take such medication would jeopardize the health of the student and the student would not be able to attend school if the medicine were not available during school hours.The following links below will provide the school policy regarding prescription medications, non-prescription medications and emergency medications. Please access the links below as needed for review of the policy and the appropriate forms that are required by the district. Students are not permitted to carry either prescription or non-prescription medications with them or in their lockers unless the medication(s) are deemed as emergency medication(s) and the appropriate forms are completed.
Prescription and Over the Counter Medication: In order for the nurse to dispense this medication, please have your physician complete Medication Order Form listed under the Forms section of the website. There must be a physician and parent signature present prior to administration of the medication.
Standing Order Form: Medicines prescribed by the school physician that may be administered upon the signed consent of the parents. This is done so in Sapphire in the Health Update Form which is to be completed yearly. If something changes mid year with regards to your preferences please contact your school nurse.
Self Administration of Emergency Medications include inhalers, epi-pens, and insulin: All emergency medications will be kept in the health room unless the students have written permission from their physician and parent/guradian to self carry their emergency medication.
Medication Guidelines / Daily Med Permisison Form: All medications shall include all medicines prescribed by a physician, dentist, or other individual authorized and licensed by law to prescribe. Before any medication is dispensed in school the medication form must be completed and signed by both the parent and prescribing/authorized individual. Except those medications written as standing orders by the school physician and signed for by the parent/guardian on the emergency card. (2 pages)
Emergency medication procedure/Self Administration Emergency medications are pre-approved medications that must be given immediately in order to avoid immediate and substantial risk to the health of the student. These medications require specific forms that can be obtained through this web link and are in addition to the prescription medication form. The completion of these forms allows the student to carry and self-administer the medication with in the school setting. Please refer to the specific guidelines which can be obtained through this web link. (perscription med form)