Cohoes City School District



New York State Medication Policy

The following criteria must be met in order for students to receive a prescription or non-prescription medication.

A. The school nurse MUST have on file a written order from the family physician in which he/she indicates the name of the drug, the frequency and time element for administering the medication, the dosage and possible side effects.

B. The school nurse MUST have a written request from the parent to administer the medication.

C. The medication and all refills MUST be delivered directly to the nurse by the parent, guardian or responsible adult.

D. The medication MUST be in the original container.

E. All of the above rules pertain to over-the-counter medication such as all ointments and all pain medications.

Parent and Physician's authorization form for administration of medication in school and school activities