Medication PolicyThompson School District, in accordance with Colorado State Law, has enacted the following Medication Policy:
All prescription medication must be dispensed from the health office by a person who has been delegated by the school nurse to do so. Medication must be in an appropriate pharmacy labeled container. Permission for Medication Form must be completed and include:
- Health care provider signature, including dispensing information
- Parent signature (Completed Permission for Medication Forms faxed from the health care provider will be accepted)
Students in middle and high school may carry prescription inhalers on their person and administer as needed; however, they must have a completed Permission for Medication Form on file in the health office. Students in elementary school must have written permission from a health care provider to carry prescription inhalers on their person.
Students are allowed to carry over-the-counter medication (Tylenol, Advil, Tums, etc.) if they have it in the original container, carry only one day's dose, and have a signed and dated note from the parent on their person. The student must self-administer this medication.
We encourage parents to bring medication into the health office. No medication will be sent home with a student. Once a medication has been discontinued or at the end of the school year, the parent must come to the Health Office to pick up the unused portion of medication. All medication that remains in the health office after school is out will be destroyed.