Here at Discovery, we prefer to administer medications as little as possible. However, we understand that instances will arise when we will need to do so. On such occasions, please be sure to allow yourself a few extra minutes in the morning when dropping your child off, as there are a few documents you will need to authorize prior to a providers administration of these medications.
It is our policy not to medicate any children unless absolutely necessary. If your child needs a prescription medication once or twice days, we require this be administered at home. If your child's medication requires administration three times per day, we will administer a noontime dose. This requires appropriate documentation on the medication log. It is important to fill out the medication log accurately. Failure to do so will result in your child not receiving the medication. All medications must be kept in their original containers, labeled with the original prescription label. It is not necessary to document on the medication log any non-ingestible over the counter medications.
If your child is taking a prescription medication on a regular daily basis, you may fill out a Medication Authorization Form on a quarterly basis to allow open-ended administration of the the medication. This will alleviate the Parent from daily documentation. This form must be filled out for all children who possible may require breathing treatments, inhalers, Epi-pens, as well as Ritalin, etc. If a medical emergency should arise, including any serious injury, and we fell it is in the best interest of your child, we will call 911 to request assistance. The parent or person designated as responsible for the child will be notified at that time. The parent will be responsible for any costs that may occur from this action.