Student Illness

Procedures shall be established by the administration to ensure that proper attention is given 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 Forms

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.

Purchasing Medication

The District shall not purchase nonprescription medication to administer to a student.

Administering Medication

No employee shall give any student prescription medication, nonprescription medication, herbal substances, anabolic steroids, or dietary supplements of any type, except as provided below.

Provided by Parent

Employees authorized by the Superintendent or designee may administer to students:

Prescription medication in accordance with legal requirements. [See FFAC(LEGAL)]

Nonprescription medication for a period no longer than three days, upon a parent's written request, and when properly labeled and in the original container. If a nonprescription medication must be administered for longer than three days, the parent shall submit a written order from a physician or other health-care professional with authority to write prescriptions.

Herbal substances or dietary supplements provided by the parent and only if required by the individualized education program or Section 504 plan of a student with disabilities.


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.

Midland ISD


LDU 2014.01

DATE ISSUED: 5/14/2014