The administration of medications at school is a service the Sumner School District provides. By state law, RCW 28A.31.150, written permission from parent and Health Care Provider must be provided before medications can be administered at school. Renewal of written permission must be completed at the beginning of each school year and whenever the Health Care Provider adjusts a medication. The intent of the state law concerning medication administration at school, obligates school districts to obtain written Health Care Provider orders and parental permission for both prescription and over-the-counter medications (i.e. Tylenol, medicated throat lozenges, vitamins).
For safety reasons, medications cannot be transported with students between home and school. Medication must be transported by an adult and be in the original container with a prescription label. Students are not to carry medications with them at school unless it is medically necessary to do so and written permission from parent and Health Care Provider to carry at school is on file.
Your assistance in maintaining a safe medication administration routine for your child(ren) in the school setting is greatly appreciated. Please feel free to contact the health room staff at your child’s school should you have any questions or concerns.