Welcome to the Chisholm Trail Middle School Clinic
Our goal is to keep students healthy, safe, and in the classroom participating and learning.
Medication permission forms, immunization information, and helpful links are provided for your convenience.
***Please remember the RRISD policy regarding fever***
"Before returning to school, students must be fever free (below 100 degrees) for 24 hours without the need of fever reducing medicine."
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Medications at School
Approved authorization forms are on file for medication to be administered.
Medication must be provided by the parent or guardian. No medication is provided by the school except for Benadryl and/or epinephrine in case of a possible anaphylactic reaction.
Medication must be kept in the school clinic and administered by the school nurse, health assistant or school employee.
No medication will be sent home with a student. Parents/Guardians must pick up all medications whether prescription or over-the-counter.
Over-the-counter medication must be in the original bottle or box with the label intact and non-expired. Dispensing directions regarding age, dose and frequency will be strictly adhered to. Request to alter the standard dosage or frequency on over-the-counter medication must be accompanied by a physician’s written note and signature.
Prescription medication must be in the original container and non-expired. All prescription medications must be properly labeled in a prescription bottle/box with the student’s name, medication name, directions for dispensing the drug and written and signed by a physician licensed to practice in the United States. A physician’s signature is required for any dosage or medication change on prescription medication. All prescription medications will need a physician’s signature, this includes daily, as needed and short term meds. NO PRESCRIPTION DRUG WILL BE GIVEN WITHOUT A PARENT/GUARDIAN AND PHYSICIAN SIGNATURE.
Medications (controlled substances) will be counted by the school nurse or the health assistant upon arrival at school and documented as to the number of pills received. Medications must be delivered by the parents/guardians.
Medications prescribed or requested to be given three times a day or less will not be given at school unless a specific time of administration during school hours is prescribed by a physician.
A student may be allowed to self-administer inhaled asthma medication, an Epi-pen, or diabetes treatment ONLY if the following conditions have been complied with:a. Written permission from the physician allowing the student to self-medicate or treat
b. The nurse has counseled the parent and the student on the school’s inability to monitor the student’s health condition during the school day while self-medicating or treating.
c. The student complies with all campus safety policies.
No district employee will administer herbal substances, anabolic steroids or dietary supplements except as provided in RRISD Policy: FFAC (local). Herbal substances or dietary supplements may be administered as prescribed by a physician if it is required by the IEP or Section 504 plan of a student with a disability. Medication must be provided by student’s parent or guardian. Reliable information must be given by the physician regarding the safe use of the product including side effects, toxicity, drug interactions and adverse effects.
***In accordance with the Nurse Practice Act; Texas Administrative Code, Section 217.11, the Registered Nurse and the Licensed Vocational Nurse have the responsibility and authority to refuse to administer medications that, in the nurse’s judgment, are contra-indicated for administration to the student.***