Ms. Jennifer Lichter - Nurse
Ms. Tammy M. Fischer - Health room Tech
A Note on Medications
The Montgomery County Public Schools and the Montgomery County Health Department have specific procedures for the administration of medication to students by School personnel or Health Room staff during school hours. Please note the following key points of this procedure:
- Parents and the child's physician are required to complete an Authorization to Administer Medication (Form #525-13) (127 KB PDF) for each medication requested to be administered at school. The parent is to complete Part I of this form and is responsible for obtaining the physician's statement, Part II. Medication cannot be administered to a student if the form is incomplete.
- The medication bottle must be labelled accurately by the pharmacist and must match the written order provided by the physician on the "Authorization to Administer Medication" form. In many cases, this may require the pharmacy to make a separate "school" bottle or container. Administration directions are to include only the doses given at school and are to be as clear as possible to reduce the chance of error.
- The medication container and the written authorization form must be hand delivered by the parent to the Health Room Technician or a school staff person. For the safety of your child as well as other students at the school, any medication delivered by a student to the school will be held for the parent to pick up.
- Under no circumstances will either the health department or school personnel administer medication brought to school by the student.
- The first full day's dosage of any new medication will not be given at school.
- The parent is responsible for submitting a new form to the school each time there is a change in dosage or time of administration, as well as for providing medication for as long as it is prescribed.
- The Montgomery County Health Department and the Montgomery County Public Schools do not assume responsibility for medication not prescribed by a physician or medication administered by the student himself/herself.
These procedures have been developed to assist parents who request medication be given to their children at school. Because of the number of requests, and to reduce the risk of error, parents must assist the Health Room staff by following the procedures printed on Form #525-13. Please feel free to contact Ms. Jessica White, Community Health Nurse for Laytonsville Elementary School, at (301) 840-7145, if you have any questions regarding this.
Authorization to Administer Prescribed Medication (Form #525-13) (127 KB PDF)
Emergency Care for the Management of a Student with a Diagnosis of Anaphylaxis (Form #525-14) (143 KB PDF)
Nut Allergy Policy
When To Keep Your Child Home From School