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Last modified: December 5, 2023

Policy 3416 P2 Administration of Medication: Administration of Non-Prescriptive Medication

Acetaminophen (Tylenol), or Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), may be given by the school nurse or other school employees as designated by the principal of the school. There must be parental or guardian permission, written or by telephone, for each time one of the medications is given. A medication log will be used to record the date and time of administration, student name, name of the parent or guardian who was contacted, which medication was given, along with the dosage of that medication, and the initials of the person administering the medication. Dosage shall be as follows:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
    • Grades K-6: 325 mg (1 adult tablet equivalent)
    • Grades 7-12: 325-650 mg (1-2 adult tablets per parent direction)
  • Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin)
    • Grades K-6: 200 mg (1 adult tablet equivalent)
    • Grades 7-12: 200-400 mg (1-2 adult tablets per parent direction)

Students in secondary schools (grades 7-12) may carry and self-administer one dose of easily identified non-prescription, over-the-counter medication. Authorization for the ability to carry and/or self-administer medication may be denied or withdrawn by the school at any time following actual notice to the student’s parent(s)/legal guardians. Advanced authorization for medication to be taken outside of the school day (i.e., a school-sponsored trip/event) must be obtained. (For treatment of asthma please refer to 3416 P7.)

Legal Reference

UCHD Memo Dated 8-1-2016

Medications that may be given by the school with parent/guardian permission

Approval Date

November 20, 2017

Policy and Procedures

3416 Administration of Medication

3416 Procedure 1 Administration of Medication

3416 Procedure 3 Emergency Administration of Seizure Rescue Medication

3416 Procedure 6 Emergency Administration of Opiate Antagonist

3416 Procedure 7 Student Possession and Self-Administration of Asthma Medication  

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