Temporary or Ongoing Medication Conditions
If your child has a temporary or ongoing medical condition that could (a) require medical attention at school, and/or (b) impact their ability to thrive in the school environment, we need to know. Please be sure the school nurse is made aware of the situation so she can respond appropriately to your child’s needs. In addition, HISD has resources available that may be of assistance to you. Personal medical information will be kept confidential.
Administering Medications at school
School Board Policy (in accordance with TEC §22.052) prevents nurses and teachers from administering medications of any kind at school without proper consent. A studentmay NOT carry medicationwith him/her except for students with asthma. Medications are required to be kept locked in the Clinic. A written medication permission form with the original signatures of both a parent and the prescribing physician must accompany all medication including self-administration prescriptions for asthma. Each medication must be in its original container with an affixed prescription label listing the patient for whom the drug was prescribed, the drug name, and the proper dosage and administration route information. These guidelines apply to ALL medications - both prescription and over-the-counter. Medication and Treatment Forms are available in the Nurse’s Clinic.