Medication Guidelines

Northbrook School District 27 nurses or trained school personnel will administer both over-the-counter and prescription medications students at the schools only upon receipt of a completed Medication Administration Consent Form. The following guidelines for administering any medications to students have been established:

  1. The Medication Administration Form needs to be completed by the prescribing licensed healthcare provider (Part I). The form cannot be accepted without the treating healthcare provider’s signature, date, address and phone number.  A parent/guardian's signature, as well as a date  and contact information must be completed as well (Part II).
  2. Medication must be brought to the school  in a container labeled by the pharmacy or the prescribing healthcare provider. 
  3. Medications such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, cough drops, homeopathic medications, or other medications not prescribed by the physician will not be permitted or administered at the school.
  4. School District 27 maintains the right to reject the administration of any medication and shall under no circumstances assume liability for any act of omission in carrying out instruction of any physician.

Students who have medication in their possession, whether or not prescribed by a physician, and who have not notified their building principal or nurse are subject to discipline.

Asthma inhalers and epinephrine autoinjectors are the exception; however, a completed Medication Administration Consent Form must be on file with the health office, just as with any other form of medication.