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AP 312 - Administering Prescribed Medications
Background

Medical circumstances may arise such that a parent may request that prescription medication be administered to their child during school hours and at Division-approved activities.

Procedures

When such a request is beneficial for the child and the Division and agreed to by the principal, the following procedures are to be followed:

1. The parents must have completed the AF-312 Prescribed Medication – Prescribed Medication including Part 2 the “Physician’s Statement.” The AF-312 Prescribed Medication - Physician's Form shall include:
  • The name of the medication;
  • A specific request to have the medication administered by school personnel; and
  • A detailed description of the appropriate procedures involved in administering the medically prescribed quantity of medication.
2. The parents and/or the principal request that a doctor supply information regarding possible repercussions should the procedures not be followed exactly.

3. The recommendation on whether or not to administer the medication will be made by the principal to the Superintendent of Student Services.
3.1.  In the case of medical marijuana, the principal must consult with the Superintendent of Student Services regarding administration of the medically prescribed medication.
4. If the procedures are difficult or of extreme risk, the medication should not be administered through the school.

5. The completed authorization form shall be kept on file by the principal.

6. The primary concern relating to decisions on administering prescription drugs is the welfare of the child.

7. The principal is responsible for ensuring the safe storage of all medications within the school.

8. It is the parents/caregivers’ responsibility to ensure that the medication is safely delivered to the principal.

9. Should an employee have concerns about the administration of a medical prescription to a student, she/he should raise it with the principal. If the outcome of this inquiry with the principal is not satisfactory to the employee, she/he may then take it forward as per the AP-152 Concerns and Issues.


Reference: Section 85, 87, 109, 175, 188, 190, Education Act

March 8, 2011
Revised November 24, 2016