Medications

NYSED GUIDELINE

NYSED Guidelines for Medication Management in Schools 2015 – Provides local educational agencies with a framework for developing policy and procedures that meet the requirements for medication administration in a school setting, both public and non-public, defined in New York State law and regulation. Revised 12/2017

Administration BY UNLICENSED PERSONS

Medication Administration by Unlicensed Persons
Unlicensed persons are not permitted to administer medication to patients in New York State except in a few well-delineated areas. This memorandum provides information about those few exceptions.

NON-PATIENT SPECIFIC ORDERS:

NYS Office of Professions Guideline:  Non-Patient Specific Standing Order and Protocol.  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, the method of administration, CPR requirements, record keeping and FAQs.

 SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS:

NYSED Clarification: Administration of Medications to Students During School-Sponsored Events by Parent/Guardian Designee (9/10/09)

SPECIFIC MEDICATIONS:

Ritalin

NYSED MEMO: Ritalin (8/15/02)

Insulin, Glucagon and BG Testing

Article 19 Section 921-a (7/1/2015) allows licensed registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians to train unlicensed school personnel to inject glucagon or epinephrine auto-injectors in emergency situations to pupils who have written health care provider and parental permission.

Diabetes Medical Management Plan Addendum: Role of Parents/Guardians in Adjustment of Insulin Dose Allows the HCP to provide criteria by which the parent may be consulted regarding the adjustment of insulin doses administered by a nurse during school time hours and at school-sponsored events, to the extent reasonably practical. 5/2017  

Insulin Pump Clarification Memo Clarifies the operation of students’ insulin pumps, specifically related to the role of medically unlicensed school personnel.  * Please Note: When changing the infusion set, the original tubing which is already primed and connected to the reservoir stays in place. It is attached to the new infusion set (needle or cannula). (March 2012)

School Executive's Bulletin-EMSC Blood Glucose Monitoring- Students must be allowed to test their blood glucose anytime and anywhere and school staff may assist with this task. (January 2001)

 STORAGE: 

NYSED Clarification on Medication Storage in Schools (August 2010)

 TABLET SPLITTING:

NYSED Policy Guidance: Medication Tablet Splitting (Office of the Professions, NYS Board of Pharmacy January 2000)

 Updated 1/4/18