Medication Guidelines

Health Services Medication Guidelines

Safety Factors Regarding Medications:


  • Parents/Guardians or an authorized ADULT must bring and pick up all medications to and from the clinic at all UCISD Elementary Schools. No medications should be nor will be sent with a child.
  • All medications intended for students shall be kept in the school clinic.
  • Medication may not be kept in classroom or administered by a teacher.
  • Medicine sent to the clinic in non-prescription containers, such as, but not limited to: plastic wrap, foil, jars, paper towels, plastic bags, or envelopes cannot be given to a child.
  • The medicine must be in the original prescription container and must have child's name on it and the correct dosage and dosage time. It must be accompanied by written permission from parent or guardian.
  • Medicine must be prescribed by a US physician.
  • Students may not carry any medications including but not limited to prescription, homeopathic products, vitamins, herbs, or over-the-counter health products on the school bus, in their lunch boxes, backpacks, or on their person. The only exception to this is inhalers prescribed by a physician, with standing orders by said doctor, and the parent, allowing the child to carry it on their person.
  • Medication cannot be sent back and forth on the bus, nor is a student allowed to carry medicine home.
  • Changes in dosages of prescription medications must be in writing or given directly from the attending physician only to the school nurse. Verbal orders relayed through Parents/Guardians will not be accepted.
  • Medications may be administered by a medically unlicensed/untrained designate of the principal per TEA guidelines.

Short Term Prescription Medication


  • Administered only in accordance with instructions on prescription container.
  • Note from parent or guardian stating dosage and time medication is to be given •Prescription must be brought to the clinic by the parent or an adult.

Over the Counter Medications (OTC)


  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) medication may be given for 3 days and after that a note from attending physician prescribing the medication is necessary.
  • Nurse must have written permission to administer. No phone calls will be accepted.

Long Term Medication


  • Medications to be given all year or for emergency situations must have a written authorization from the parent. (see below attachment for form)
  • This medication must be brought to the clinic by a parent or another adult for Elementary students.
  • If your child has Asthma, please let us know and leave some of the asthma medication in the clinic for regular prescribed treatment or asthma attacks. The medication must have a prescription label, either on the box or inhaler. All tubing, masks, and mouth pieces must be provided by the parent/guardian for nebulizer treatments.
Homeopathic Products will not be given.

Medications from Mexico will not be given.