Policy on Administration of Medication

When administration of medication is necessary for a child during the school day the following procedure will be used:

Parents will write a letter to the Principal requesting administration of medication. This letter should contain the following: Child's full name and address. The name of the medication to be administered. The exact dosage and time of administration. Signature of parent/guardian
Parent's are responsible for the provision of medication and should normally keep account to ensure that medication is available
Medication will be administered by an appropriate member of staff
Where there are changes in dosage or time of administration, parent/guardian or other person designated by the parent/guardian, should write a letter requesting these changes
Request for administration of medication should be renewed at the beginning of each school year
A record of administration will be kept in the office