20-185: Policies JHCD & JHCD-R

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1809          540-863-1804 fax

 

 

 

 

 

DATE:   January 21, 2020

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Policy JHCD: Administering Medicines to Students, and JHCD-R: Regulations on the Administration of Medicines to Students

RATIONALE

Updates to the policy and regulations are necessary to allow for the division to provide over the counter medications for administration with appropriate parental consent. This will require less storage space and organization than would be required for parents to provide over the counter pain relievers, cough drops and antihistamines.

 

A local pediatrician has provided physician approval and direction regarding frequency and duration of administration of over the counter medications before a student needs to see a doctor and have a prescription for those medications.

 

I am happy to answer any questions. This revision is recommended by the lead nurse for the division and has been discussed with nursing staff.

ESTIMATED COSTS

$

BUDGET CATEGORY

Medicaid

LEGAL REFERENCE

N/A

STAFF CONTACTS

Elizabeth V. Heath, Ph. D., Director of Special Education

SUPERINTENDENT’S

RECOMMENDATION

Recommend approval

 

 

Attached:  Draft Policies JHCD and JHCD-R