• Annual Forms for Medications in School

    • All medicine, including Prescription and Over-the-Counter (OTC), must be accompanied by written permission from both parent and physician.  This means that for a student to receive any medicine, including Tylenol or Advil, the nurse needs written permission from the parent and the physician.

    • New Jersey State rules and regulations have prompted all these changes:

      • The Mendham Borough Board of Education forbids any student from carrying any medication (OTC or prescription) without the knowledge and consent of the administration and school nurse. Medication shall include all medicines prescribed by a physician, including emergency medications, i.e., inhalers and Epi-pens, and all non-prescription OTC medication.

      • For the students' convenience, we will stock regular-strength and Jr. strength Tylenol (acetaminophen), and Advil (ibuprofen), but we will still need both parent and physician permission to administer them. Any other OTC medication shall be brought to school in the original, sealed container, and labeled with the student's name. All medication is to be taken home by the parent when it is no longer needed, or at the end of the school year.

      • Prescription medication shall be brought to school by the parent, unless other arrangements have been made with the nurse. It must be in the original prescription container, and labeled with the name of the student, medication, dosage, and name of the physician.