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
Over the counter medications will be treated in the same manner as all other medications during the school hours. Students requiring over the counter medication during school hours or school sponsored activities must also be authorized in writing by the student’s parent/guardian and a medical provider order with indication. When authorized, administration of over the counter medications to a student is further subject to the same requirements as prescription medications. Students are not authorized by this policy to carry and self-administer over the counter medications during school hours.
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.