NHS Medication Policy

NHS Medication Policy

Reminder:  Students are not allowed to carry any medication, including inhalers and Over-the-Counter Medications during the school day without the proper Authorization!

If your child requires medication during the school day, whether daily or as needed, Over-the-Counter or Prescription, the following must be followed:

  1. A Medication Authorization Form must be completed by your child's physician. This Medication Authorization Form" can be downloaded below or obtained from the nurse and can be faxed to the school at 401-792-9410 by the physician's office.
  2. Parent(s) must authorize the administration of the medication by signing the Medication Authorization Form or writing a note.
  3. The medication, in its original pharmacy-labeled container, must be brought to the Nurse's Office where the nurse will administer the medication as directed on the Medication Authorization Form.
  4. Some medications that can be self-carried and self-administered, such as Inhalers, Epi-Pens, must still have a Medication Authorization form and parent signature on file. There is a section on the Medication form for the physician can indicate your child may self-carry and self-administer the medication. However, it is recommended there be an additional Epi-Pen or Inhaler for those students in the Health office in addition to the one a student is allowed to carry.
  5. Under no circumstances can a student self-carry or self-administer a controlled substance.
  6. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and cough/throat drops can be given by the nurse on an occasional as needed basis if you have given permission on the Emergency Contact Form sent home at the beginning of the school year.

Physician Authorization for Prescription/OTC Medications at School Form


If your child has a severe allergy that requires Epinephrine, please print the form below for your child's healthcare provider to complete then return (or Fax) completed form to the school nurse.

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan