Medication and prescribed drugs shall be taken by students and administered by authorized District employees in accordance with this policy, established District procedures, and state law requirements.

Authorized school employees may administer any drug which may lawfully be sold over the counter without a prescription in compliance with the written instructions on the container and with the written consent of the student’s parent/guardian.

Authorized school employees may administer a prescription drug to a student in compliance with the written directions of a physician if the student’s parent/guardian consents in writing.

A copy of all written directions by a physician and written consent by a parent/guardian shall be on file in the school office. These directions shall be renewed annually or more frequently if there is a change in medication or dosage. Primary responsibility for the medical management and welfare of the child rests with the parent.

Medication must be stored in a secure location at all times.

Legal Ref.: Wisconsin Statutes

Section 118.125 [Confidentiality/maintenance of student records]
Section 118.29 [Medication administration by school personnel; policy procedure requirements]
Section 121.02(1)(g) [Emergency nursing standard]
Section 146.81 – 146.83 [Confidentiality of patient health care records]
Wisconsin Administrative Code
PI 8.01(2)(g) [Emergency nursing services requirements; medication administration procedures]

First Reading: August 4, 2009
Second Reading: August 18, 2009
Approved: August 18, 2009

For the Board of Education: Tom Steiner, President; Lynn Jaeger, Vice President; Cole Marshall, Clerk; Bill Barhyte, Treasurer; Sue Giovanni, Member