The center will only administer emergency medications. This includes prescribed asthma inhalers and epi-pens. The medication administration form must be signed by the authorized prescriber and parent/guardian giving the center authorization to administer the medication. This form is available on our website www.ccsu.edu/childcare.
The parental responsibilities include providing the center the proper medication authorization form, and the medication. The medication administration form must be signed by the authorized prescriber and parent/guardian giving the center authorization to administer the medication. This form is available at the center. The medication authorization form must include information, such as:
- The child’s name, address, and birthdate
- The date the medication order was written
- Medication name, dose, and method of administration
- Time to be administered
- Relevant side effects and prescribers plan for management should they occur
- Listing of allergies, if any and reactions or negative interactions with foods or drugs
- Specific instructions from prescriber how medication is to be given
- Name, address, telephone number and signature of authorized prescriber ordering the drug
- Name, address, telephone number, signature, and relationship to the child of the parents giving permission for the administration of the drug by a staff member.
It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the medication administration form clearly states that it is for licensed child care centers. Please understand that your child may not be able to attend if he/she does not have the proper authorization. All medications must be in their original child resistant safety container and clearly labeled with child’s name, name of prescription, date of prescription, and directions for use. Epi-Pens and asthma inhalant medications will be stored in a locked container.