Parents should ask the doctor to schedule medication doses other than during school hours. When this is not possible, the school will cooperate with parents to see that the medication is given as prescribed. Below you will find the Bethel Park School District procedures that must be followed if your child is to be given medication during school hours.
If your student needs to have medications (prescription or over-the-counter) administered at school, the following criteria must be met:
A physician order includes a signature from the physician and the parent or guardian.
All prescription medications must be in a pharmacy-labeled container that must include the name and phone number of the pharmacy, the name of the student, the physician’s name, the name of the medication, the currently prescribed dose, the time of administration, and the RX number.
All “over-the-counter” medications must be in the original manufacturer’s container with the student's name written on the container.
Prescription medication in a pharmacy label container dated within the last two weeks and to be administered for NO MORE THAN 10 SCHOOL DAYS required a parents/guardian’s signature and a completed medication form.
Medication prescribed for longer than two weeks also requires a physician's signature.
Only a 30-day supply of medication will be accepted.
ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE DROPPED AT THE HEALTH OFFICE BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN. THE PARENT/GUARDIAN WILL ALSO HAVE TO COUNT THE MEDICATIONS WITH THE NURSE.
The medication form is linked below, or you can find it on the BPSD.org website under the Department of Health Services-medical forms.