Ideally, all medication should be given while the student is at home. However, there are times when medication may need to be given during the school day. If this is the case, the medication, whether over the counter or prescription, must be delivered to the school in a pharmacy or manufacturer labeled container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and at home. No more than a 30 day supply of medicine should be delivered to the school.
In addition, there are two forms, the parent permission form, and the physician medication order, which must be on file in your child's health record before any medication can be given at school. Both of those forms can be printed from this page by clicking on the appropriate form below or can be obtained at the health office. Once the signed forms are brought to the health office, the medication will be administered. These policies have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of children needing medicine during the school day.
Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 15, (http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXII/Chapter76/Section15) requires certification that all children attending school must be fully immunized unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. Required immunizations include Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP), Polio, Measles, Mumps Rubella (MMR), Hepatitis B, and 2 doses of Meningitis. A chickenpox vaccine is also required unless proof of the disease can be provided by your doctor.
Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements