EISD Medication Policy Highlights
Parents, please bring all medication to the school nurse. Elementary school students are not allowed to bring medication to school (see last paragraph for exceptions).
The law does not permit a school nurse to administer a medication unless:
A parent's permission form is valid for only 2 weeks.
A physician's signature is required for medication that will be kept in the clinic longer than 2 weeks.
Children with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, seizures and allergy with risk of anaphylaxis) who could require treatment at school are required to provide the school nurse with an emergency care plan that the student's physician has completed and signed. It must be turned in before the first day of school each year along with the medications listed on the plan. Please schedule time to visit with me when you drop off the form and medications so that we can both feel confident that I have all the information I need to take good care of your child.
The law permits students to carry and self-administer medication for asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis if the parent and physician agree that the student is competent to do so and provide written authorization.
You can download the forms mentioned above from the Forms page of this website.
Gina Palermo, RN, BSN
fax: (512) 732-9109