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Medications

Medications

Licking Heights Local Schools require physician and parent authorization to administer any prescription and over the counter medication to a student.  Only those medications necessary to be given during the school day will be administered. Examples of over the counter medications include acetaminophen and ibuprofen. 
 
We wish to emphasize that it is more desirable for medication to be administered at home. However, any student who is required to take medication during the regular school day must comply with school regulations. A form must be obtained from the clinic and competed by the physician and the parent or guardian.

Reminder: Students who must take prescribed medication during the school day must comply with Policy 5330: Use of Medication.

Medication must be picked up prior to the last day of school. Any medication left in the building will be disposed of. School personnel will not be responsible for medication while school is not in session.

Forms

Regulations

Before school personnel can administer prescribed medications, the State of Ohio Law (ORC Section 3313.713) requires that:
  • The parent must complete and sign the permission section of the Licking Heights Medical Authorization Form.
  • The licensed prescriber completes and signs the provider portion of the form. A note from the prescriber will not be accepted unless it contains all the information contained in the State Law.
  • The completed and signed form must be returned to school before the medication can be administered at school. If the form is being faxed to the school, please ensure that the original form with actual parent and provider signatures is received by the school within one week of receipt of the faxed copy.
  • Medication must be delivered by an adult in the original container, labeled with the child's name, provider's name, name of medication, dose, and time. The instructions on the medication label must match the information given by the prescriber on the medication form.
  • If liquid medications are prescribed, the parent must provide an accurate measuring spoon. If medication must be taken with food, it is the responsibility of the parent to provide food, as well as any utensil(s).
  • Medication must be stored in a locked cabinet within the clinic. Students are not permitted to keep any medication with them in their locker or personal belongings (except for asthma inhalers or auto-injector epinephrine, provided appropriate forms have been completed and student requirements met).
  • It is the responsibility of the student to come to the clinic and take the medication at the necessary time.
  • If any changes occur with the medication, dose or instructions, a new form must be completed. A new medication form is required each year.

Non-Prescription Medications
Ohio Law does not regulate the administration of non-prescription medications within schools. If a parent wishes to have over-the-counter medications administered to their child while at school:
  • The parent must complete and sign the permission section of the Licking Heights Medical Authorization Form.
  • Medication must be delivered by an adult in the original container, labeled with the child's name, name of medication, dose, and time.
  • If liquid medications are prescribed, the parent must provide an accurate measuring spoon. If medication must be taken with food, it is the responsiblity of the parent to provide food, as well as any necessary utensil(s).
  • Medication must be stored in a locked cabinet within the clinic. Students are not permitted to keep any medication with them in their locker or personal belongings (except for asthma inhalers or auto-injector epinephrine, provided appropriate forms have been completed and student requirements met).
  • It is the responsibility of the student to come to the clinic and take the medication at the necessary time.
  • If any changes occur with the medication, dose or instructions, a new form must be completed. A new medication form is required each year.

Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043


Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508


Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845


South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625


West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
P: 614-864-9089 | F: 614-501-4672

North Elementary (PreK-K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736


Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268


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