If a child needs to take prescription medication during program hours, the following procedures must be followed: 18 • Parents must complete the medication release form. • Medication must be in its original container with the pharmacist’s label. • Pharmacist’s label must display the child’s name, the name of the medication, the instructions/dosage, and the name of the prescribing physician. • Only a daily dose should be in the medication container and parents must pick up the empty container each day. • Liquid medication must be premeasured with the above information attached. • The medication must be accompanied by a doctor’s note, on letterhead, stating the name of the medication and the dosage. • Medication will not be accepted by any staff member without a doctor’s note. If a child must take non-prescription medication during program hours, the following procedures must be followed: • Parents must complete the medication release and supplemental form. • Medication must be in its original container with the complete label attached. For the safety of the participant, there will be no exceptions. In either case (prescription or non-prescription), the parent/guardian must provide in writing all other necessary instructions and information regarding the medication. Program staff will, whenever practical, provide the child with the medication at the time(s) indicated on the medication release form. The child is responsible for administering his/her medication. The city does not provide medical personnel at any program site. If a child is taking medication on an as-needed basis, the parent/ guardian must provide, on the supplemental information form, a detailed description of the symptoms, conditions, and circumstances that would necessitate the medication and proper dosage. The parent/guardian will be contacted on every occasion before the child takes the medication on an as-needed basis. One parent/guardian must be available by telephone during program hours. If neither parent/guardian can be reached, program staff will use their best judgment and will permit a child to take the medication only when they find it clearly necessary and appropriate. The parent/guardian is allowed to bring in the amount of medication sufficient to cover doses for one program day. All medication must be checked in with the program staff to be properly and safely secured. At the request of the parent/guardian, specific medical conditions that require administration of prescription or non-prescription medication on an as-needed basis will be handled on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with the parent/guardian’s request. In no case will the staff administer any medication to a participant.
Youth Enrichment Handbook for Parents 2016 - 2017
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