PREPARING FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR
Medication/Treatment Orders from your Health Care Provider
The appropriate medication/treatment authorization form(s) must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Forms are available online at www.fcps.org or at your child’s school.
Please be aware of the expiration date on the pharmacy label when bringing the medication to the health room with the new authorization form. School health staff will determine medication expiration by the date printed on the pharmacy label. Note EpiPens, Diastat, Glucagon and inhalers have an expiration date printed on the container in addition to the pharmacy label. Therefore the container expiration date must be equal to or exceed the expiration date on the pharmacy label. Please make sure the expiration date on the individual medication container exceeds the expiration date on the label before leaving the pharmacy.
To ensure your child’s medication needs can be met at the start of the school year, submit all completed forms and medications to the health room beginning August 29, 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. School health staff will review these items for completeness and discuss any issues at this time. Please do not send your child to school with medications. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange for the safe delivery of medication to the school health room; and the parent/guardian must bring medications and forms directly to School Health Staff per (FCPS Regulation 400-23).
Thank you for your cooperation.