Student Illness

Procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure that proper attention is given to any student who becomes ill during the course of a school day.

Accidents Involving Students

Emergency procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure proper attention for any student injured at school. Records shall be maintained on all accidents that require the attention of a medical doctor.

Emergency Treatment

Each year, students and parents shall complete and sign a form that provides emergency information and authorizes school officials to obtain emergency medical treatment, as provided by law, unless the parent(s) or guardian has specified otherwise.

Administering Medication

The Superintendent shall develop guidelines for the administration of medication to students at school.

Only a principal, a principal's designee, or a school nurse may administer medications to students following the established District guidelines. Before any person may be authorized to administer medication to students, he or she shall receive training in the District's Medication Administration Guidelines. The school nurse shall also provide retraining or refresher training for medication administration as needed.

Any administration of medications shall be in accordance with legal requirements. The pharmacy label on the prescription bottle serves as the written authorization of the requesting physician.

Authorized District employees may administer nonprescription medication provided by the parent under the same legal requirements as for prescription medication. In addition to the legal requirements, the District also requires a physician's written request to administer nonprescription medication longer than ten consecutive school days after the initial medication form was completed by the parent.


Except as permitted by Education Code 38.016, an employee shall not:

Recommend to a student or a parent that the student use a psychotropic drug;

Suggest a particular diagnosis; or

Exclude the student from a class or a school-related activity because of the parent's refusal to consent to psychiatric evaluation or examination or treatment of the student.

Richardson ISD



DATE ISSUED: 9/30/2003