Medication at School - Procedures - 3416-P

Mukilteo School District
Students - Series 3000
Medication at School - Procedures - 3416-P
  1. Each school principal will designate staff members who will be trained to administer medication.

  2. The school nurse will provide training for the selected staff members each year. The training will include how to:

    1. Obtain the Medication Authorization form (H-144) completed by the parent and licensed health professional prescribing within the scope of their prescriptive authority. This form is valid for the current school year or until the type or dosage of the medication changes.

    2. Determine that the medication appears to be in the original container and is properly labeled. If the designated staff person questions the identification/instructions for the medication presented, the person has the authority not to administer the requested medication until there has been an opportunity for clarification with the prescribing licensed health professional.

    3. Maintain a record which indicates the date, time and signature of the person administering medication. This record must be retained for eight (8) years after the last dose is administered.

    4. Store the medication in a secure location as determined by the principal.

  3. Students may carry and self-administer an inhaler with licensed prescribing professional's written request on the Medication Authorization form (H-144) subsequent to review and approval by the school nurse and following demonstration to school nurse of skill necessary to administer medication and use device.

  4. No medication will be administered by injection except when a student is susceptible to a predetermined, life endangering situation. In such an instance, the parent will submit a written and signed permission statement. Such an authorization will be supported by signed and dated written orders accompanied by supporting directions from the licensed prescribing health professional.

Legal References:

RCW 4.16.350 Action For Injuries Resulting From Health Care or Related Services — Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, Etc. — Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes, Etc.
RCW 28A.210.260 Administration of Oral Medication by--Conditions
RCW 28A.210.290 Catheterization of Public and Private School Students — Immunity From Liability

June 23, 1998
Revised: December 18, 2000
Revised: December 5, 2005
Revised: November 9, 2006