5016 - Medication of Students
Whenever possible, parents and guardians should arrange medication schedules to eliminate the need for giving medication during the hours in which a student is participating in an ESU 4 program. When it is necessary for service unit personnel to administer medication to students, the unit will comply with the Nebraska Medication Aide Act, the requirements of Title 92, Nebraska Administrative Code, Chapter 59, (promulgated by the Nebraska Department of Education and entitled Methods of Competency Assessment of School Staff Who Administer Medication), and all state and federal regulations. Parents and guardians who wish to have their child receive medication from service unit personnel must comply with the following procedures:
- Prescription medication
- Parents/guardians must provide a physician's written authorization for the administration of the medication.
- Parents/guardians must provide their own written permission for the administration of the medication.
- The medication must be brought to the relevant ESU 4 program site in the prescription container and must be properly labeled with the student's name, the physician's name, and directions for administering the medication.
- Non-prescription medication
- Parents/guardians must provide written permission for the administration of the medication
- The medication must be brought to the relevant ESU 4 program site in the manufacturer's container.
- The container must be labeled with the child's name and with directions for provision or administration of the medication
The service unit reserves the right to review and decline requests to administer or provide medications that are not consistent with standard pharmacological references, are prescribed in doses that exceed those recommended in standard pharmacological references, or that could be taken in a manner that would eliminate the need for giving them during program hours. The service unit may request parental authorization to consult with the student's physician regarding any medication prescribed by such physician.
Adopted on: June 8, 2009
Revised on: _________________________
Reviewed on: November 14, 2011