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505.05 Student Medication Administration

505.05            

STUDENT MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

Some students may need prescription and nonprescription medication to participate in their educational program.   Medication shall be administered when the student’s parent or guardian (hereafter “parent”) provides a signed and dated written statement requesting medication administration, and the medication is in the original labeled container, either as dispensed or in the manufacturer’s container.

When administration of the medication requires ongoing professional health judgment, an individual health plan shall be developed by the licensed health personnel with the student and the student’s parent.  Students who have demonstrated competence in administering their own medications may self-administer their medication.  A written statement by the student’s parent shall be on file requesting co-administration of medication, when competence has been demonstrated.

Students with asthma or other airway constricting diseases may self-administer their medication upon approval of their parents and prescribing physician regardless of competency.  An authorization signed by the parent or guardian must be on file.

Persons administering medication shall include the licensed registered nurse, parent, physician, and persons who have successfully completed a medication administration course reviewed by the Board of Pharmacy Examiners.  A medication administration course and periodic update shall be conducted by a registered nurse or licensed pharmacist, and a record of course completion kept on file at the agency.

A written medication administration record shall be on file including:

  • date
  • student’s name
  • prescriber or person authorizing administration
  • medication and dosage
  • administration time and method
  • signature and title of the person administering medication
  • any unusual circumstances, actions, or omissions

Medication shall be stored in a secured area unless an alternate provision is documented.

Emergency protocols for medication-related reactions shall be posted.  Deviations from these procedures must be approved by the Coordinator of Nurses and the Director of Special Programs.

Emergency protocols for medication-related reactions shall be posted.  Deviations from these procedures must be approved by the Coordinator of Nurses and the Director of Special Programs.

Medication information shall be confidential information, and shall be available to agency personnel with parent authorization.

LEGAL REF:

Iowa Code ch. 124 (1995)

281 I.A.C. 41.23; 657 I.A.C. 1.1(3)

 

Approved:          4/12/93       Reviewed:      04/28/14        Revised:      3/28/05__ 

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