I remember at a past school nursing conference, a hand vote was taken on who is allowed to and at least 75% of the room said they did give OTC with parent permission. The general feeling though was that it took nursing assessment so as to not medicate fevers etc. . Also giving to the very young was an issue many nurses did not feel comfortable with.
Here are two documents that will help you.
NH Board of Nursing: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/nursing/documents/school-nursing.pdf
NHDOE Technical Advisory letter (p) https://www.education.nh.gov/standards/documents/medication.pdfpe t
Hope this helps you,
Woodbury Middle School
The school district I currently work for requires MD permission to give OTC medications like tylenol or advil to students in grades Pre-school to 8th grade.
Do any other school districts in the state require this or is parent/guardian permission only needed?
This is the first school district that I have worked in that requires a MD order/permission and I would like to present to the principal, superintendent and school board that parent permission is allowable for OTC medications. Of course there are individual cases that may require a doctor's order.