MACS Medication Guidelines
Medications may be administered at school by the school nurse or a principal designee when necessary for school attendance, or cannot otherwise be accomplished. According to Texas State law and MACS policy, all medications to be administered must comply with the following guidelines:
These guidelines must be followed in order for your child to receive medication at school:
- All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be in the original container. THIS INCLUDES THE PRESCRIPTION RX LABEL.
- All medications, including over-the-counter medications must be accompanied by a dated, signed MACS "Parent Request for Administration of Medication" form with instructions for administration. These can be picked up in the front office or in the nurses office.
- Medications may not be “shared” between siblings or others-it may only be administered to the individual it is prescribed or intended for.
- Long-term need for OTC medication may indicate the need for clinical evaluation and possible treatment. Authorization for continued use of any OTC may be required.
- Medications purchased in foreign countries, and those that are not FDA approved, cannot be given. Herbal and dietary supplements can be given only with a doctor’s prescription.
- No medications will be supplied by the school district, including Tylenol, Advil, and Pepto.
- Students needing to carry inhalers with them at school or at school sponsored activities must have a signed order form from their doctor stating that they can carry the inhalers with them.
- All other medications MUST be left with the school nurse, principal or secretary. They cannot carry medications (this includes OTC’s) with them during school hours.
Further information concerning medication administration may be found in the Student Handbook, the District policy manual, or by contacting the school nurse.