MEDICATION IN SCHOOL
Medication will only be administered to students in school by the school physician, a certified or non-certified school nurse, a substitute school nurse employed by the district, the student's parent, a student who is approved to self-administer in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.3 and 12.4, and school employees who have been trained and designated by the certified school nurse to administer epinephrine in an emergency pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 and 12.6.
Self-administration of medication by a student for asthma or other potentially life-threatening illness or a life-threatening allergic reaction is permitted in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.3.
Note - New Jersey State law prohibits the administration of any medication, including Tylenol, Advil, or any other "over-the-counter" medication without a doctor's order and without written consent from a parent/guardian. Any medication taken by a student on his/her own in school and not meeting the above specifications shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Administration. Reference: Policy 5330.