All medication should be given outside of school if possible.
Only medications which are required to enable a student to stay in school may be given at school.
Three (3) times a day medications can be safely administered before school, after school, and at bedtime. If necessary, medications can be given at school under the following conditions:

1. Medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers.
The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose.
Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given.

2. Writtenpermission of the parent or legal guardian is required for the administration of all medications.

3. Ritalin and other controlled medications will require a physician's signature as well as the parent/legal guardian's signature. Medical samples need a written prescription. The date on the bottle must be within the past twelve (12) months.

4. All prescription medications must be kept in the clinic, except for students whose doctor requires them to carry an inhaler or Epi-pen on thier person.

Another inhaler or Epi-pen should be kept in the clinic. If a student allows another student to use the inhaler or Epi-pen, the priviledge will be revoked.

5. Non-prescription medications will only be given for a maximum of ten (10) consecutive days. Continued administration of a non-prescription medication after the ten (10) days will require a doctor's signature. Swithcing to another variation of a non-prescription medication is not acceptable. Any medication left at the end of the administration period will be discarded if not picked up.

6. Medication may be given by school personnel trained by the campus nurse. No district employee shall be required to give medication dosages in excess of FDA recommendations.

7. In accordance with the Texas Nursing Practice Act, nurses will not administer suplements, herbals or homeopathics which are not FDA regulated.

*Please check expiration dates on all medications brought to school. No expired medications will be given.
Asthma, Anaphylaxis, and Diabetes medications require an action/treatment plan from your physician.

The Non prescription (OTC) medication Permission sheet is for those who want to allow their child to carry over the counter meds with them to school. This is a parent driven decision that is only allowed at the High School level. This form requires a parent signature, student signature and designation of what medications the parent is comfortable with the child carrying at school. The student is responsible for carrying the medications in the original container, taking only as directed and not sharing the medication with other students.

No medication, prescription or over-the-counter, will be provided by the Nurse. It must be provided by the parent.

The following link will provide you with all medication and medical permission slips that are required by the district for in school administration.

http://gcisd.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=96313&pageId=195093