The medication/treatment procedure of the School District of Lancaster allows administration of medication or treatment to a student during school hours in accordance with the directions of a parent and physician/dentist. Medication forms are for one school year and must be updated yearly. Before any medication/ treatment may be administered to any student during school hours, the Board shall require:
- A written request, which must include the name of the medication, the timing and dosage of the medication, and the name and address of the physician, must be signed by both the parent/guardian and physician. The Medication/Treatment Permission Form may be used for this purpose (Available in English/Español).
- The medication must be presented in the original (most recent), childproof container, properly labeled.
- Students may self carry and self administer inhalers or Epipens with a written order from their physician stating they are qualified and responsible to do this. A written request from the parent is required stating that the physician’s order is to be followed and that the school is relieved of any responsibility for the benefit or consequences of the prescribed medication.
- The parent (or responsible adult previously designated by the parent) is encouraged to deliver medications to the school office. However, when someone other than the parent brings the medication to school, the medication, in a pharmacy- or physician-labeled, childproof container, should be placed in a sealed envelope by the parent.
- Unused medications shall be picked up from the school by the parent (or responsible adult previously designated by the parent) at the end of the school year or at the end of the period of medication, whichever is earlier. Any medications not picked up by the parent or designated responsible adult will be disposed of by the school. Unused medications will not be returned directly to students.