Request for Self-Medication
Students are not allowed to possess medication on school property with the exception of Epi-pens, Inhalers and Cough Drops. Please consult the nurse on proper procedures to enable your child to carry these items.
Below is District Policy regarding medication administered at CMS.
Medication on Campus
A. Guidelines that apply to all medications: For the purposes of subparagraphs A, B, and C a health care
provider is defined as an individual licensed to practice medicine in the state of
1. Must be supplied in their original containers
2. Must be delivered to the clinic by the parent or an adult authorized by the parent
3. Must have written permission from the parent for administration (including transdermal patches)
4. Will be provided by the parent
5. Will inform the school immediately of any changes in administration
6. Will expire at the end of the school year in which the request was made
7. Must be retrieved by the parent/guardian at the end of the school year
8. Will be discarded at the end of the school year if not retrieved by the parent
9. Given more than 10 consecutive school days will require a medication order from a health care
10. Will not be sent home with the student
11. Must be FDA approved
Medication administration should be scheduled for non-school hours if possible. Should it be necessary to
accommodate proper time intervals between doses and full participation in the school program, requests can be made to the school nurse. These should be scheduled during class breaks and lunch. For other times, consultation between the nurse, parent and physician will be required.
B. Guidelines that apply to Prescription Medication
1. Meet all requirements listed under Guidelines that apply to all medications:
2. Must be labeled by a pharmacist with the student’s name, name of prescribing health care provider,
strength of medication, amount to be given, reason for administration, instructions for storage and
3. Must be prescribed by a health care provider
4. Prescription PRN medications must have a written order from a health care provider before
C. Guidelines that apply to Over the Counter Medication
1. Must meet all requirement listed under Guidelines that apply to all medications
2. Must have documentation from parent/guardian indicating the student’s name, name of medication,
reason for administration, time to be administered, the dates the medication is to be administered.
3. Cannot exceed the labeled dosage
4. Given more than 4 times in a month will require a written order from a health care provider.
D. Requests to Carry Medication during the school day (Consult the campus nurse)
E. Medication from Foreign Countries or Health Food Stores
1. Will not be accepted or administered by the school nurse or principals designee
Copied from 2009-2020 Humble ISD Handbook.