What's New In PWCS Medical Policies?
MEDICATION AUTHORIZATION FORM. The parent/guardian now completes the first portion of the form AND the second portion of the form for over-the-counter medications to be given within the dosing guidelines listed on the box. You may omit the Diagnosis & ICD-9 fields. Parent/guardian should sign in both the first & second portion of the form.
A physician will fill out the second portion for prescription medications OR over-the-counter medications to be given differently than the recommended dose/duration listed on the packaging. A note written on physician stationery or a prescription pad may also serve as authorization.
NON-MEDICATED PRODUCTS Products including saline or contact lens solution, petroleum jelly, Clearasil, lip balm, hand lotion, insect repellant and sunscreen may be carried and appropriately used in school however no spray or aerosol products are permitted.
COUGH DROPS/THROAT LOZENGES Students in grades K-12 may now carry and appropriately use cough drops/throat lozenges provided they are in the original packaging. Students may not share under any circumstances.
If your child needs to take medication at school, you must complete the appropriate medication form, per PWCS regulation 757-4. Parents or guardians need to bring the medication to school. DO NOT send it in with your child. Students are not allowed to carry medications in school for safety reasons. Medication found in backpacks or in the students possession on school property is in violation of PWCS policies and may result indisciplinary actions.