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BCPS Medication Policy

Medications must be brought in by an adult and cannot be sent into school with the child. An Authorization for Medication Administration form is required for administration of prescribed and over the counter medications, including creams, eye drops, lozenges etc.,during school hours. Each medication requires a separate form that must be completed by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner and signed by the Parent and/or Legal guardian. The physician’s office may fax completed forms to us at 410-887-4667. Medications must be in their original pharmacy container with a valid pharmacy label specifically for the child or they will not be accepted.

Each school has discretionary medications available for children the age of four years and above. A consent form must be completed by the parent/guardian each school year. Medications that are available include: Acetaminophen (like Tylenol), Diphenhydramine (like Benadryl), chewable antacid tablets (like Tums) and cough drops/throat lozenges. These medications are for occasional use only. If your child requires any discretionary medications on an ongoing basis, then a medication order must be provided along with a supply of the specific medications.

Students are allowed to carry: Saline or salt water nasal spray (very helpful for preventing nosebleeds and sinus headaches), Chap Stick and sunscreen. Your child must demonstrate that they have the maturity to use these items. Please make sure all items are labeled with your child’s name.

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