Medication administration at school
Any and all medications to be given during school hours by school personnel must be accompanied by a completed Prescriber / Parent Authorization form. All medications to be given at school require the signature of the Parent and the Health Care Provider (Dr., Dentist, Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant). The only exception to this rule is over-the-counter medications that will begin and finish within 10 days. Students who need to carry their asthma inhaler must complete a different medication permission form by Alabama State Law. That form has one page for physician order and one page for parent / guardian permission. All forms may be printed from this site. See tabs above.
- Prescription Medications
All prescription medications to be given at school during school hours require the signature of the Parent and the health care provider. Those students who need to carry asthma inhalers on their person may do so with express written authorization from the Parent and the Health Care Provider. There is a place on the Prescriber/Parent Authorization form for this.
- Over the counter medications for use “as needed”
*This covers any over the counter medication that you wish to provide for your child to have access to during school hours for the duration of that school year. This would include Tylenol, Advil, Tums, etc. According to Hoover City Schools Medication Policy, this situation requires written instruction from the Parent and the Health Care Provider on the Prescriber / Parent Authorization form.
3. Over the counter medication to be taken for a period of 10 days or less
This is the only exception to the rule of Health Care Provider signature. Over the counter medications to be delivered, administered and picked back up in a 10 day period can be administered without a Health Care Provider signature. Parent signature will suffice for this situation. These medications must be picked up by an adult at the end of the10 day period. Medications left in the health room after that time with no Health Care Provider signature will be disposed of.
It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide Hoover City Schools with any and all medications to be administered to a student during school hours. Hoover City Schools will not provide medication for student use, but will administer provided medication to specified student according to detailed instruction and authorization as required. See above.
Over the counter medications must be provided in the original, unopened and clearly marked container that displays a current expiration date. Permission and instructions for medications does not carry over from year to year, but must be renewed each year. Medications should be picked up from school by an adult at the end of the school year. All medications remaining at school 1 week past dismissal for the summer will be disposed of.