Medication Policy Guidelines
San Marcos CISD has district-approved orders in place for oral nonprescription medication for students, such as Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl, or Tums. Parental consent is given in the online registration process. Nurses are allowed to give up to 10 doses of district-approved oral nonprescription medication. A parent/guardian will be notified that a doctor’s note will be needed in order to continue to give students medication after 10 doses.
Medication needed to be administered to a student during school hours must be provided by a student’s parent/guardian. All medications must be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee. Medications must remain in their original container. SMCISD Health Services cannot accept medication that is not in the proper container and/or labeled with the correct name. Parents/guardians must complete a Parent's Request For Administering Medication At School Form prior to medication administration.
Students are not allowed to carry any medication in their backpacks and self-administer, including Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold medicine, allergy medicine, inhalers or EpiPens without proper paperwork. Contact your campus nurse for any questions.
SMCISD Health Services will not administer herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements to any student.
SMCISD will dispose of any unused or expired medication not picked up by the parent/guardian at the end of the school year.