Dispensing of Medication

Dispensing of Medication

Students taking medication, both prescribed and non-prescribed, are encouraged to take their medication either before or after school. If it is determined that the student must take their medication during the school day, then the student must do so with the school nurse or a certified designee and in accordance with the District 128 Procedure for Administration of Medication to Students.

Students are not allowed to self-administer medication (both prescribed and non-prescribed medications) during the school day without the supervision of a school nurse or a certified designee, except for asthma inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors. Any medication must be brought to the attention of the school nurse and should be contained within its properly marked prescription container. The container/prescription should indicate the type of medication, dosage, usage, as well as the prescribing physician and student’s name for whom the medication is prescribed. Adherence to this recommendation greatly reduces the risk for any potential misunderstanding/violation of school policy. Students should not share any medication with another student.

The District 128 Medication Form and Procedure can be found on the Nurse’s Office website under “Forms and Links to Health Websites” (http://www.d128.org/lhs > Students tab > Student Services > Nurse’s Office). This document includes a medication form and procedures to administer medication to students during the school day. District 128 Board of Education Policy regarding administering medicines to students can be accessed at the D128 website

If you have any questions, please contact Cam Traut, School Nurse at Libertyville High School at 847-327-7016.