School medication policies have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of children needing medicine during the school day.
The Hingham Public School district requires that the following forms must be on file in your child’s health record before any medication can be given at school.
1. Signed consent by the parent or guardian to give the medicine.
2. Signed medication order. Please obtain a signed medication order from your child’s
licensed prescriber ( physician, nurse practitioner, etc.) and submit to the school nurse. This order must be renewed as needed and at the beginning of each academic year.
Medications should be delivered to the school nurse in a current labeled pharmacy or manufacturer container by you or a responsible adult whom you designate. Please ask your pharmacy to provide separate bottles for school and home. No more than a thirty-day supply of the medicine should be delivered to the school. The first dose of a newly prescribed medication will not be administered at school.
When your child needs a medication to be given during the school day, please act quickly to follow these policies so we may begin to give the medicine as soon as possible. Medication consent forms may be found under the "Forms" tab on the Health Services home page.
Below, please find a copy of the Hingham Public School Medication Order available for download.