St. Johns County School District MEDICATION POLICY
Florida Statute 1006,062 authorizes school personnel to assist students in the administration of prescription medications. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to administer medications at home prior to or after school hours. The schools do not keep stock medicine in the clinic. If your child needs medication during school hours, please note the following:
- All medications (prescription and over – the –counter) must have a medication form signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician ordering the medication.
- All medications must be received in the original container with current Rx label including student’s name, dosage, frequency of administration, physician’s name, and expiration date of medication. Over-the –counter medications must be in the original, un-opened container. No medication will be given if presented at school in a plastic bag.
- Medications must be brought to school by parent/guardian. Please do not send any medications with your child in their backpack. Medications may not be brought to school by the student.
- Medication brought to school by a student will be kept in the clinic until a parent/guardian comes to the school with the required paper work. Without the required authorization, the students will not be given the medication during school hours.
- Medications should not be transported between home and school on a daily basis. ~Separate containers should be kept at home and at school.
The St. Johns County School clinics provide a vital service for our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.All medications (prescription and over – the –counter) must have a medication form signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician ordering the medication. The St. Johns County School clinics provide a vital service for our students. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.