Medicine Policy

Medicine in school


New York State Education Department Guidelines state that ALL medications, including over-the-counter medications, given at school, require the following:

  • A written order from your child’s physician stating the name of the medication, dosage, frequency and time of administration;

  • Written statement from the parent or guardian requesting administration of the medication in school; and

  • Delivery of the medication to the health office by parent or guardian in a properly labeled “original” / pharmacy container. Elementary students are NOT allowed to carry medications to and from school.

  • At the secondary level, emergency medications such as epi-pens and inhalers can be carried by those students who are determined to be self-directed with written orders from the student’s medical provider.