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School Medication Policy

The regulations governing medication administration at Luverne School is in accordance with those of the Alabama Department of Education and Alabama Board of Nursing.

  1. No prescription medications will be given at school without completion of appropriate paperwork (School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form) by a parent/guardian and healthcare provider. This form may be obtained from the school nurse or printed from https://www.alsde.edu/sec/pss/Health%20Medications/PPA%20%20revised%205-2014.pdf#search
  2. Over-the-counter medications are NOT provided by the school. Over-the-counter medications taken during the school day must be approved by the school nurse. An authorization form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian PRIOR to medication being given. If desired to be given during school hours, these medications must be in the original, unopened, sealed container with the original label and the child's name. Specific instructions must be given as to when and why the medicine is necessary. Students under twelve (12) years old must have appropriate medications for children (for example Children’s Tylenol).
  3. Asthma inhalers, Epi-Pens, and medications approved for self-administration may be carried on the student's person as indicated on the School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form.
  4. All prescription medication should be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled container.
  5. Medications to be stored and/or given by school personnel should be turned in to the school nurse to be counted and recorded. Medications should not be brought to school by students.
  6. Only the school nurse or school personnel who have completed a medication training program will be allowed to give medication.
  7. No student is permitted to possess a controlled substance on school property. Prescription medications of this type will be administered by the school nurse or medication assistant and must be brought to the school by a parent/guardian or adult family member.