Medications at School

In accordance with FCPS Regulation 400-23 and to keep our students safe, all medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) must be brought to the Health Room by the parent, guardian, or other responsible adult. This includes inhalers which are not to be with a student unless a completed Medication Authorization Form has been received by the Health Room staff and approved by the Registered Nurse. It is a violation of FCPS policy for a student to have unauthorized medication of any kind outside of the Health Room. If you have questions, please review Regulation 400-23 or contact the Health Room.

PREPARING MEDICATION/TREATMENT ORDERS

The appropriate medication/treatment authorization form must be renewed at the beginning of each school year. Forms are available online at www.fcps.org/student-services/forms 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.

Submit all completed forms and medications to the OMS health room. 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 safely deliver medication to the school health room. The parent/guardian must bring medications and forms directly to School Health Staff per FCPS regulation 400-23.