What do I need to do if my child needs medication in school?

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If your child will need medication in school, written orders from your child’s physician are required. The orders must specify: the diagnosis, reason medication must be given in school, name of medication/equipment or treatment, dose, time(s) to be given at school, date to begin and date to end. Orders must be signed & stamped by the physician. In compliance with New Jersey Department of Health regulations, there are specific forms that need to be completed by your physician depending upon what medication is ordered. All medication forms are available at each school website with an explanation of which form you should have your physician complete. Physician orders are only valid for one year. Please make sure your physician indicates the “effective date” so that the order is valid for the entire school year. If you have any questions regarding the medication policy, please call your school nurse.

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