Medication Policy

School Nursing

A program of the Buncombe County Health Center

Dear Parent,

If your child requires medication to be given at school please read the following medication policy.


For each prescription medicine to be given, a copy of a Medication Record form must be completed and signed by your licensed health care provider and parent/guardian.  A Medication Record form may be obtained from the main office, and must be completed in its entirety.


  • A responsible adult must bring the medicine to school.
  • Medicine must be brought to school in a container that is current and clearly labeled, telling when and how it should be given.
  • A new Medication Record form must be completed each school year and anytime dosage or directions change.
  • If pill’s need to be divided-please divide at home.


Nonprescription or over-the-counter medicine must be brought to school in the original container.  A Medication Record form must be completed and signed by parent/guardian with date, dose, and time(s) medication is to be given at school.


Students may carry a prescribed inhaler, if the Self-Medicating Student Agreement has been completed and signed by your licensed health care provider, student and parent/guardian.


No medicine will be given unless the above steps have been completed.  To make sure your child receives his/her medicine safely NO EXCEPTIONS can be made.


If a Medication Record form is not completed you will need to come to school to give your child his/her medicine.


If possible, it is best to give your child’s medicine at home.  You may want to talk to your child’s doctor and ask if the medicine can be taken at times other than during the school day.


If you have any questions, you may contact me at 250-6336. 


Windy McGalliard, RN

Windy McGalliard, RN

School Nurse

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