The following guidelines are outlined in the Office of Catholic Schools Policies and Guidelines and Virginia Health Guidelines Manual.
- St Louis does NOT provide medications for student use.
- Medication forms are required for each Prescription and Over The Counter (OTC) medications administered in school. Prescription medications, herbal and OTC medications taken 4 or more consecutive days also require a licensed healthcare provider's (LHCP) written order. No medication will be accepted by school personnel without the accompanying completed medication authorization form.
- Over the counter medications include chapstick, cough drops and sunscreen. Compliance with this policy will ensure the safety of all our students.
- ALL medication must be transported to and from school by a parent/guardian.
- All medication must be in their original container and properly labeled. (NO baggies will be accepted).
- Students are NOT permitted to self medicate unless the student has prior written approval to self-carry a medication (inhaler, Epi-pen).
- Within one week after expiration of the effective date on the order, or on the last day of school, the parent or guardian must personally collect any unused portion of the medication. Medications not claimed within that period will be destroyed.
(The Allergy Action Plan and the Asthma Action Plan forms must be completed by a doctor. For over-the-counter medications, the Medication Authorization Form may be signed by the parent. A doctor must sign the form for all prescription medications.)