Medications at School
Medication administration at school is highly regulated by Massachusetts law. The medication policy is outlined in your parent handbook.
If your child will require prescription medication at school, please follow these steps:
- Obtain an order/emergency care plan from your child’s doctor. Often, the doctor’s office will send these items if you ask. Confidential school nurse fax numbers are listed here: www.somerville.k12.ma.us/nursing
- Meet with the school nurse to make a plan for school and field trips
- Bring the medication to the school nurse in a pharmacy-labeled container
- Complete the Medication Administration form below with the school nurse
Required Forms For Prescription Medication Administration
If your child will require medication at school, please fill out this Medication Administration Plan Form (in English, Spanish, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole) and return it to your child's school nurse.
Required Form for Over the Counter Medication
Students may not carry over the counter medication such as Tylenol or Motrin. Over the counter medications may be given by the school nurse with parent/guardian permission
Certain medications may be self-administered with parent or guardian and school nurse permission. These medications are restricted to the following four: asthma rescue inhalers, epinephrine auto-injectors, enzymes for cystic fibrosis, insulin and glucose testing devices. The parent or guardian must fill out the Medication Administration Plan above, fill out the Self-Administration Plan, and meet with the school nurse before any medication can be self-administered. Self-Administered Medication Form in English.
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