Medication at School
According to the Texas Education Code (TEC), Section 22.052, for any medication to be administered in school a written request from the parent, legal guardian, or other person having legal control
of the student must be received by the school district.
In order to be in compliance with the Texas Family Code Chapter 32, Section 32.002, the written statement should include the following information:
1.the name of the child;
2. the name of one or both parents, if known, and the name of any managing conservator or guardian of the child;3. the name of the person giving consent and the person's relationship to the child;*4. a statement of the nature of the medical treatment to be given; and5. the date the treatment is to begin.*A doctor's note explaining the medication/treatment the student is to be receiving while in school
If you have a child who needs to receive medication at school, along with written permission from you to administer the medicine at school, the state requires a doctor’s note or statement with the reason for the medication and the date treatment is to begin. No exceptions can be made to this rule. The prescription label on the medication bottle does not meet the requirement for documentation from the doctor. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s medication at school, contact the campus clinic or email firstname.lastname@example.org.