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Administering prescription medication at school can benefit the health and success of many students. However, this practice can also pose a variety of risks—from the repercussions of incorrect or missed dosages to improper prescription medication storage. This checklist can help institutions develop proper policies and procedures. Topics covered include: 

Authorizations
  • Standard Medical Authorization
  • Parent Authorization
  • Authorization of Medical Changes
Administration of Medication
  • Medication Labeling
  • Parental Involvement
  • Storage and Disposal of Medications
  • Training for Administering Medication
  • Refusing to Administer Medication
  • Self-Administration of Medication
  • Record Keeping
Medication Doses
  • Timing of Doses
  • Missed Doses
  • Incorrect Doses
Emergency Medication
  • Epinephrine
  • Emergency Response
Field Trips, Off-Campus Activities, and Study Abroad

Ensure that your institution is doing all that it can to use best practices for administering prescription medication at school. Also included are sample forms and links for further reading on the topic.


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