School Medication Policy
The regulations governing medication administration at Luverne School are in accordance with those of the Alabama Department of Education and Alabama Board of Nursing.
- All medication, prescription or over the counter, must be accompanied by a “School Medicine Prescriber/Parent Authorization” (PPA) form, with parent/guardian’s signature. Prescription medications will also require a physician’s signature. Medications will only be administered at school at the specified times noted on the form. Any changes in dose, time or medication will require a new form, and a new container with the corrected pharmacy label. Medications will not be administered without a completed PPA form. This form may be obtained from your doctor’s office, the school nurse or printed from this link:
- 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).
- 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. These medications must be checked in with the nurse and all appropriate paperwork completed.
- All prescription medication should be brought to school in a pharmacy-labeled container.
- 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.
- Only the school nurse or school personnel who have completed a medication training program will be allowed to give medication.
- 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.