NYSED 2015 Medication Guidelines NYSED Guidelines for Medication Administration in Schools- Provides a framework for developing policies and procedures for medication administration in public and non-public schools as defined in state law and regulation. (Revised December 2017)
Determining Who Can Administer Medication and Students Capability
Levels of Assistance in Administering Medications - Guide Provides guidance in determining how may and may not administer medications in school and the how to determine who may do so. Updated 3/2016
Independent Carry and Use
Guidance for Implementing Provider Attestation Option for Independent Carry and Use - As of 7/1/15, NYS law requires HCPs provide attestation of a student's ability to independently carry and use their medication in school. This guidance details how schools can implement this requirement. (9/2017)
Sample Provider Attestation and Parent Permission for Independent Carry and Use - Allows the provider to document the diagnosis and attestation for a student to carry and use medication independently as required by NYS law. It may be used as an addendum to a medication order which does not contain this required element. (9/2017)
NYSED Memo regarding stocking albuterol metered dose inhalers - Liquid albuterol for use in a nebulizer for students diagnosed with asthma whose personal albuterol prescription is empty. This is a voluntary option for School Districts
Epinephrine and Immunizing Agents
Clarification about Administering Immunizations and Anaphylactic Agents by Registered Professional Nurses using Non-Patient Specific Orders & Protocols Memo (10/3/2001) Provides additional information regarding nurses and non-patient specific orders including the ability of an LPN to administer epinephrine in an emergency situation.
New Provisions of Law Concerning the Administration of Immunizations & Anaphylactic Agents by Registered Professional Nurses Utilizing Non-Patient Specific Orders & Protocols Memo (2/27/2001) Provides information regarding specific requirements to allow nurses to follow non-patient specific orders in administration of anaphylactic agents, such as documentation, retention, reporting of incident to EMS and the persons health care provider.
Non-Patient Specific Standing Order and Protocol Guidelines-Provides an overview of the laws and regulations on the administration of non patient specific orders for certain immunizations, anti-anaphylactic agents, and PPD Mantoux skin tests. It includes specific information on protocols for professional nurses, prescribers and pharmacists on the types of immunizations or tests which may be administered, method of administration, CPR requirements, record keeping and FAQs. (9/2012).
Memo-Updated Information Regarding the Use of Sunscreen-Updates the medication guidelines to allow sunscreen use and carry by self-directed students with written parent permission. (7/31/12)
FDA Approved Sunscreen Drug Products, See also FDA approved OTCs below
Epinephrine Auto-Injector Disposal Memo- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not consider the epinephrine salts in epinephrine auto-injector to be a hazardous waste. Therefore epinephrine auto-injectors should be disposed of in the same manner as other sharps. (EPA 2007)
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Drug Safety/Disposal Website-Provides information for consumers and institutions
CredibleMeds® - Provides a systems-based approach to reduce harm from medications and drug-drug interactions (DDIs) – with a special focus on drugs that prolong the QT interval and increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. (10/2015)
Standing Orders/Protocols Practice Memo-Barbara Zittel, RN, Ph.D., Executive Secretary to the State Board for Nursing, 2006-Provides guidance in clarifying the scope of practice of registered professional nurses (RNs) in relation to a variety of circumstances where non-patient specific medical orders, culturally known as standing orders, are being used to dictate nursing care.