Medication Policy

Dispensing Medicine

CCISD Regulation FFAC: Administration of Medication
CCISD Regulation FFAC: Field Trip Medications

  • All prescription and nonprescription medications to be taken at school must be provided in the original labeled container and accompanied by a permission note from the parent/guardian to the school nurse.

  • All medications to be administered or kept at school for longer than 15 days must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian.

  • All prescription and non-prescription drugs to be administered at school for 15 days or less must be accompanied by a written request, signed and dated by a parent/legal guardian. The dosage recommended by the manufacturer for a non-prescription drug will be administered.

  •  No narcotics will be administered at school. 

  • A student with asthma is entitled to possess and self-administer prescription asthma medicine while on school property or at a school-related event or activity. Students who need to carry an asthma inhaler or other emergency medication must present documentation from a physician and parent outlining the need to do so. In accordance with Education Code 38.015, students may self-administer asthma medication while at school functions with written permission from parents and physician. The asthma authorization form is available from your school nurse. Administration of medication must be in accordance with the prescription instructions and the manufacturer’s recommended dosage for non-prescription medicine.

  • Natural and/or homeopathic-like products not FDA approved will not be dispensed by school district personnel without a licensed physician’s order.


Medication administration forms:

Asthma Action Plan

Anaphylaxis Management Action Form (for non-food allergies that are life-threatening, i.e. latex, insect bites)




Important InformationMedication Reminders

A new medication administration request will be required each school year or with any change in the previous medication administration request (i.e., a change in the original time interval or dosage amount to be given).

A parent note gives the school nurse permission to dispense the medication according to the label on the original container. The medication must be age appropriate. The recommended dosage from the manufacturer will be administered for an over the counter drug.

All medication will need to be picked up by a parent/guardian before the last day of school or the medication will be discarded.

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