Medications refer to prescription, as well as over-the-counter medications.

Health consultants care for students during school days. Four school health consultants provide the health services for North Kitsap School District. The nurses work with students, parents and school staff to help resolve student health problems and to plan care in case of emergencies.

Whenever possible, it is recommended that medication be given at home, before or after the school day. The term “medication” refers to prescription, as well as over-the-counter, medications. If medications must be administered at school, the following policy shall apply:

Physicians Requests for Medication at School and Parents Request of Medication at School Form 3416-F1 or facsimile shall be completed before medication is administered by designated school staff or, in pre-arranged situations, self-administered by the students. Medications shall be furnished in the original container, which shall contain only the required number of doses or no more than one-month supply. A student’s medication must be brought to school by the parent or other responsible adult.

In order to protect both the student and the school, the following requirements must be met for 
all prescription or over the counter medications brought to school:

1. No medication will be given at school until a physician/dentist form called AUTHORIZATION FOR ADMINISTRATION OF ORAL MEDICATION AT SCHOOL has been signed and completed by parents and physician/dentist.

2 . The forms will be referred to the health consultant who may review the request with the physician/dentist prescribing the medicine.

3 . The parent will bring to school the completed form and the medication in the original containerr that is well labeled and containing only the required number of doses. 

4. Medication remaining at the end of the school year will be discarded unless the parent picks it up within five (5) days. Medication will not be sent home with the student.

NO MEDICATIONS will be given at school until Form 101 is completed and presented to the school.

Washington State Law requires that a nursing plan be in place before students with life-threatening conditions attend school.

 Examples of life-threatening conditions include severe bee sting or food allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizures, severe heart conditions, etc. If the child requires medication and/or treatments at school, an order must be received from the child’s licensed health care provider.

 If a medication and/or treatment order is not provided, the school is required by law to exclude the child from attending school until such order has been provided. If your child has a life-threatening health condition, please contact your child’s school office or school nurse. Necessary forms will be provided and a time will be arranged for you to meet with the nurse.

Contact our Health Services department at 396-3580 if you have any questions or need clarification.