If your student has a chronic condition, be an advocate for your student and follow these four steps at the beginning of every school year:
- Access the required forms for your student’s health condition by visiting cps.edu/medicalforms or speaking with your school nurse.
- Ask your student’s medical provider to complete and sign the forms.
- Bring signed forms and medication to the school nurse for review
- Work with the school to complete a 504 Plan/IEP or Emergency Action Plan.
Administration of Medication
Designated school staff can dispense over the counter medications to students with written consent from a parent or guardian only. Over-the-counter medication will be stored with school staff. Students are NOT allowed to carry over the counter medication while at school.
Prescription medication requires a health care provider's note for school staff to administer. Prescription medication must be stored with school staff.
If the nurse is not in the school at the time a student requires access to medication, the staff person(s) designated by the school’s principal is expected to follow the student’s Individual Health Care Plan and oversee the self-administration of medications for an individual student.