Administration of Medication

  • PINELLAS COUNTY SCHOOLS MEDICATION POLICY

     

     SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES

    Schools are responsible to provide required health services during the school day to enable students to access a free and appropriate public education.  Registered Nurses provide training to LPNs, CNAs, and school personnel in administration of medications required to support students.

     
     

    Medication Administration at School

     
    Parents and Health Services staff work together to provide safe medication administration to students, if needed, during the school day.  We encourage parents to give medications before or after school whenever possible.  However, if medication is necessary during the school day, there are guidelines that must be followed to keep your student safe.  Please click the link below to read these guidelines:
     
     Parent Medication Letter/English                 Parent Medication Letter/Spanish                        
     
     
    Under Florida law, students may carry and self-administer inhalers, epinephrine injections, and pancreatic enzymes if the appropriate authorization form is on file at the school.  The Registered Nurse (RN) must assess the self-administration to be safe and effective.  Please click on the link below to access this authorization form:
     
    Carry and Administer Form