Parkview Medication Policy
The faculty and staff of Parkview High School are dedicated to the health and welfare of all students. In an effort to dispense needed medications during school hours, it is important that parents/guardians provide medications in original containers with proper documentation. No medications will be given to students unless provided by parents/guardians.
- Both prescription and non-prescription medications need to be provided in the original container along with the Administration of Medication Request form, available on the GCPS Medical Forms page.
- Students are never to have medication in their possession while attending school, with the exception of students who have the proper documentation on file in the clinic to carry and self-administer an asthma inhaler. All other medicines, prescription and non-prescription, are to be kept in the clinic and administered there. Students who are in possession of medication are subject to disciplinary action as outlined under Gwinnett County Public Schools Code of Conduct – Rule 7.
- Students will not be called out of class to take medication. It is a student’s responsibility to visit the clinic at the prescribed time.
GCPS Medication Policy
For the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when requesting administration of medications at school:
- Only those medications required during school hours should be administered at school. Please check with your physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours.
- All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter must be accompanied by a completed Administration of Medication Request form and brought to the school clinic by an adult. Students may not transport medications to school.
- All medications must be in an original child-proof container. Prescription medications must be in their labeled prescription bottle. School staff will only administer medication according to the directions on the label.
- Any medications remaining at the end of the school year must be picked up or school staff will dispose of them.
- Students may only carry medication as prescribed by law with the required documentation. Please check with our school clinic worker if your child needs to carry emergency medications with them.
According to State Bill 472, effective 7/1/02, students may possess and self- administer this medication while at school or at a school-sponsored activity only after a parent/guardian has completed an Asthma Management Plan (available on our Clinic Documents page). A physician will need to complete a portion of this form before the medication is brought to school.