School Health Services
Barbara Hogden, School Nurse, may be contacted by email, barbarahogden [at] getschools [dot] k12 [dot] wi [dot] us.
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FYI from the School Nurse
Due to several changes in Wisconsin Act 160, Wis. Stat. sec. 118.29, we
will need to make some changes in how we dispense over-the-counter,
(nonprescription) medication to our students at the
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District. This change is effective
October 6, 2011.
The following question/answers were sent to us from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
What does this mean for your student?
- How must nonprescription and prescription medications be sent to school?
Nonprescription medications must be supplied by the pupil's parent or guardian in the original manufacturer's package. The package must list the ingredients and recommended therapeutic dosage in a legible format.
Prescription medications must be supplied by the pupil's parent or guardian in the original pharmacy-labeled package. The package must list the name of prescription medication, the dose, the effective date, and the directions in a legible format.
- What documentation is required for a school to administer medications?
Administration of nonprescription medications to a pupil requires written consent and instructions from the pupil's parent or guardian (Wis. Stat. sec. 118.29(2)(1-2)). Administration of nonprescription medications to a pupil in a dosage other than the recommended therapeutic dose may be done only if the written request to do so is also accompanied by the written approval of the pupil's practitioner (Wis. Stat. sec. 118.29(2)(1)(b)). Practitioner is defined as a physician, dentist, optometrist, physician assistant, advanced practice nurse prescriber, or podiatrist.
Administration of prescription medications to a pupil requires written instructions from a medical practitioner, as well as parent or guardian consent.
- If a school district wants to administer nonprescription medications to students via a stock supply with parent permission, may they do so?
No. The law states that all prescription and nonprescription medications must be supplied by the parent except the emergent administration of glucagon, for severe low blood sugars and epinephrine by auto injector, for severe allergic reactions.
We will no longer be able to dispense our stock supply of Tylenol to students. Tylenol will need to be provided by the parent/guardian of the individual student. All over-the-counter medication will still need to be stored in the school health office. No student should carry any medication on his or her person, except for inhalers, as approved by the student's physician.
- The school Medication/Procedure Form must be filled out completely and signed by the parent/guardian. Medication forms are available on the school website and at your local clinic.
- Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container with the student's name printed on the bottle or box. No expired medication will be given. All medication will be sent home at the end of the school year.
- The exact dosage must be written on the medication permission form and match that on the container regarding age, weight, etc. of the student.
If questions arise, please contact the school nurse.
Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau School District Nurse
barbarahogden [at] getschools [dot] k12 [dot] wi [dot] us
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