Medication at School

Medication should only be given at school when absolutely necessary. Whenever possible the parent/guardian and licensed health care provider are urged to design a schedule for giving medication outside school hours. When necessary medication may be given on an ongoing, temporary or as needed basis under the supervision of a certified school nurse.  It is understood that trained unlicensed personnel may administer medication. Medication not authorized for self-carry will be kept in the health room.

RCW 28A.210.260



Any medication to be administered at school needs the following:  

*this includes over the counter medications


  1. Current, fully filled out Medication Authorization Form on file in the nurse’s office. 

  2. Correct Medication: 

    1. Medication must be in its original labeled container from the pharmacy.

    2. The student name, medication name, dose, and instructions must match the order.

    3. Medication must not be expired.

    4. If tablets need to be cut in half, this must be done at home.

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