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Parent/Guardian Responsibilities for Medication on School Grounds


The responsibilities of the parent/guardian of any student who may need medication during the school day shall include, but are not limited to:


  1. Providing a medication form signed by an authorized health care provider for each medication. The parent/guardian shall provide a new authorized health care provider's statement if the medication, dosage, frequency of administration, or reason for administration changes. (Education Code 49414.5, 49423, 49423.1; 5 CCR 600, 626)


  1. If the student is on a continuing medication regimen for a non episodic condition, informing the school nurse or other designated certificated employee of the medication being taken, the current dosage, and the name of the supervising physician and updating the information when needed. (Education Code 49480)


  1. Providing medications in properly labeled, original containers along with the authorized health care provider's instructions. For prescribed or ordered medication, the container also shall bear the name and telephone number of the pharmacy, the student's identification, and the name and phone number of the authorized health care provider. (5 CCR 606)