The Morgan County School system provides a school nurse
for students who require a variety of specialized procedures. This
requires that the parent or guardian of those students supply the
school nurse with the student's diagnosis, current physician's
orders, and all supplies required to treat the student during
school hours. Failure to provide current physician orders,
prescriptions, and or all supplies required for the prescribed care
can create a health and safety issue for the student and the parent
may be asked to take the child home until the parent is able to
provide the needed medical information and or medical supplies. Any
medications (both prescription and non- prescription) must be
delivered to the school and returned home by an adult, parent or
guardian. Students should never transport medications. We are
dedicated to providing safe effective care to students. For
questions or concerns please contact the school nurse and or the
- The correct School
Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization (PPA) form must be
used. This form is dated 9/11/07. According to the Alabama State
Department of Education, this is the only form the school can
accept. Please communicate this information to your physician.
- All prescription medication/special procedure physician orders
must be delivered to the school nurse on the student's first day of
- The school nurse will not administer any special procedure(s)
without a physician's order.
- The nurse will administer medications according to regulations
of the State of Alabama.
- If the orders are not brought to the school, the parent will be
responsible to come to the school and administer their child's
medication/special procedure each day until the orders are received
by the school nurse. This also applies to self-administration
- Students shall not be permitted to take medication while at
school unless it is administered by the school nurse, principal or
his/her designee, acting under the specific request of the
parent/guardian. Self-administration of some specific medications
requires physician's order.
Whenever possible, medication should be taken before and/or
after school hours under direct supervision of the child's
parent/guardian. Prescription medication, on school property, must
be in the original container and properly labeled by a pharmacy
with the following information:
- Student's name
- Physician's name
- Date of Prescription
- Name of Medication
- Dosage amount and requirements
Parents/guardians may bring non-prescription medication to the
school nurse and sign a permission form. Non-prescription
medication, on school property, must be in the original container,
unopened, with the label and dosage clearly visible.
Guidelines for Treatment
A student with a fever of 100.0F or higher, should not come
to school. If a student comes to school with a fever of 100.0F or
higher, the student will be sent home. A student should be fever
free for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing
medication, such as Tylenol or Motrin, before returning to
When a student is assessed by the nurse to be vomiting, the
student will be sent home. The student should not return to school
unless it has been at least 12-24 hours since nausea/vomiting or
diarrhea has occurred.
Any rash assessed by the nurse to be potentially contagious, must
be covered by clothing, a dressing or bandage and should be
evaluated by a healthcare provider.
A 911 call may be made when the school nurse or school staff
determines a student has a medical condition that requires
immediate treatment. A student may be transported to a local ER in
order not to delay medical treatment.