Medication Use in Secondary Schools

  • A physician's signature is required on the Parent Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel form for:

    • Over-the-counter medications given more than 5 school days.
    • Prescription medications where the label does not match the parent request or is missing required information.
    • Medication samples or off-label prescription requests.

    For medications to be given by the nurse at school the above minimum requirements must be met.

    Medications in Secondary Schools

    In secondary schools, the student may carry and self-administer certain categories of drugs according to LISD guidelines.

    • Each medication should be in the original container labeled with the student's name.
    • The student will carry written permission from the parent or guardian to take the medication (form below), as well as instructions on how and when the medication should be taken. 
    • Students may not carry or self-administer controlled substances.

    The Parent Request for Administration of Medication by School Personnel is required for all controlled substances and any other medications to be given at school. 

    Emergency Medications for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students 

    The Texas Legislature has passed laws that allow students to carry and self-administer emergency medications, including asthma inhalers and epinephrine pens, while at school or school related functions with written documentation from parents and their physician. The self carry form is below.

    Alternative therapies, herbals, and supplements not approved or controlled by the FDA will not be administered by school personnel.