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Medication in School

Medication procedures in Richland Two schools are in alignment with the Joint Advisory Opinion from the Boards of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy.

  • Prescription medications require a medication permission form signed by both the parent and the physician. The medication must be provided in a current prescription labeled bottle from the pharmacy.
  • Herbal medications/ supplements, Homeopathic medications/ supplements, and all Aspirin containing medications have always been treated as a prescription medication. Therefore, according to the joint advisory opinion guidelines, Herbal medications/supplements, Homeopathic medications/ supplements, and all Aspirin containing medications will still require a medication permission form signed by both the parent and the physician. In addition, a pharmacy labeled bottle will be required for the medication to be administered at school by the nurse or other designated personnel.
  • Non-prescription/ over-the-counter medications are administered according to the manufacturer's directions on the label with a current medication permission form signed by the parent.
  • If your child requires a dosage of Non-prescription/ over-the-counter medications higher than the manufacturer's recommended dosage, e.g. 3 Advil, a medication permission form signed by both the parent and the physician, and the medication must be provided in a current prescription labeled bottle from the pharmacy.

Individual Health Plans (IHP)

South Carolina Code stipulates that an “‘individual health care plan’
(IHP) is . . . a plan of care designed specifically for an individual student to provide for meeting the
health monitoring and care of the student during the school day or at school- sponsored functions.”

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