Tulsa Public Schools Medication Policy Overview
~The student's legal custodian or person responsible for student's care must deliver
medication and relevant equipment to the health clinic in person or designate another
adult to deliver.
~Medication must be in the original container. Each container must have the student's
name, name and strength of medication, expiration date, dosage, and directions for
administration. In addition, prescription medications must have the prescription label
with the name of the licensed physician or dentist, the date, name, address and phone
number of the pharmacy.
~Over the counter medications must be appropriate for the age and weight of the student.
Any medications not indicated as appropriate for the student's age or weight must be
accompanied by written orders from the student's physician.
~Medications containing Aspirin will only be administered with written instructions from
the student's physician.
~All new medications or changes in dosage must be accompanied by written authorization
from the student's legal custodian or person responsible for student's care. Authorization
forms are available in the health clinic (printable forms now available under Health
Department and Other Links) .
~Only a one- (1) week supply of medication may be brought to the clinic . Requests for
exemption will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
~Please ask your pharmacist for a "school bottle" so you will have the appropriate
information at home. It is also helpful for us to have a second bottle, properly labeled, to
send with your child on field trips.
~Self-administration forms are available in the health clinic for those students that must
keep their medication with them. Students may not self-administer any controlled
*For more information or clarification of Tulsa Public Schools medication
policy, please see your school nurse.