Medication Procedure Change

In accordance with the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act and the Medical Practice Act, beginning in August 2013, a healthcare provider’s original signature (not a stamped signature) will be required for ALL medication administration in Richland School District Two schools. This includes prescription medications, non-prescription/ over-the-counter medications, topical medications, eye drops, cough drops, and herbal medications.
Please take time this summer to speak with your child’s healthcare provider regarding medications that must be taken at school. Most routine medications can be administered before or after school hours.  If the medication is required on an “as needed” basis, (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, rescue inhalers, etc.) the healthcare provider needs to write the specific parameters for the use of the medication.

Please remember that all medications must be brought to school by the parent in the original factory packaging, the original prescription bottle, or the original box (in the case of Epi-pens and inhalers).  This is for your child’s safety, that the right medication is administered to the right child, at the right time.
Again, medications will not be administered at school without written parental permission AND a healthcare provider’s signature.  As the parent, it is your responsibility to obtain the physician’s signature for the medication to be administered at school, not the school nurse’s responsibility.
All meds for self administration must have signed three part forms, one for student, one for parents and one for MD.  Need to speak with your nurse regarding meds allowed on self administer.  
No medication is allowed on campus that does not go thru the Health Room with the necessary documentation.
Thank you, Linda Hasik,RN