Administration of Medication
Students/Pupils Policies Number 211
Administration of Prescription Medication By School Personnel
School personnel shall be authorized to assist students in the administration of prescription medication or to administer prescription medication to students while on school property or off campus on official school business when failure to take such medication during the school day could jeopardize the student's health.
Only the principal or his designee shall administer prescription medication to the student or assist the student in the administration of such medication. Administration of prescription medication by school personnel shall be done only by those persons who have been trained to do so by the Volusia County Health Department or Volusia County School Board designated licensed student health services personnel and only pursuant to authorization by the student's parent or guardian and in accord with procedures established by the superintendent.
Prescription medication shall not be allowed on school property or off campus at school sponsored activities unless the provisions of this policy and the procedures established by the superintendent have been followed.
Sections 1001.41(2), 1001.43(7), 120.54, Florida Statutes
Section 1006.062, Florida Statutes
(Adopted -- February 12, 1985)
(Revised -- October 10, 1989, November 9, 1999; July 27, 2004)
(Effective -- July 27, 2004)
Students/Pupils Policies Number 212
Administration of Emergency Injectable Prescription Medication
A student who has experienced or is at risk for life-threatening allergic reactions may carry an epinephrine auto-injector and self-administer epinephrine by auto-injector while at school, participating in school-sponsored activities, or in transit to or from school or school-sponsored activities if the school has been provided with parental and physician authorization.
The school district shall be responsible for annual in-service medication training, successful child specific training, as well as first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) provisions consistent with implementation of Florida Statute 1002.20.
The school district, county health department, and the employees and volunteers of these agencies shall be indemnified by the parent of the student authorized to carry an epinephrine auto-injector for any and all liability with respect to the student's use of an epinephrine auto-injector.
Emergency injectable prescription medication shall not be allowed on school property or off campus at school sponsored activities unless the provisions of this policy and the procedures established by the superintendent have been followed.
Sections 1001.41(2), 1001.42(22), Florida Statutes
Section 1002.20, Florida Statutes
(Adopted -- February 28, 2006)
(Effective -- January 1, 2006)