Change in Medication Practices
Edmond Public Schools is updating our practice to align with the Oklahoma Statues regarding over the counter medicine. Please know that all medication administered to students of Edmond Public Schools requires a written prescription from a physician AND written permission from a parent/guardian. Please refer to Edmond School Policy #5530. This includes all non-prescription medication such as triple antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, anti-itch ointments and solutions, cough and cold products, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.
All school site clinics will provide appropriate first aid treatment that includes cleaning wounds, scrapes, cuts, etc. with soap and water and proper bandaging. If a student needs any non-prescription medication in addition to the first aid treatment provided, the medication and completed authorizations according to Policy #5530 must be provided to the school site.