Medications and Safety Plans
Medication Management at Minuteman
Minuteman's nursing department manages the administration of student medications during the school day in accordance with The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's regulations. All medications required during the school day are administered by the nurse. Prior to any medication administration by the nurse, the appropriate medication permission form is necessary. All medications need to have parent/guardian permission and physician order completed and returned. The form needed for medications to be given at school is available on this site. This form may be confidentially emailed or faxed to the Health Office at 781-861-3421. Prescription medications must be in a pharmacy labeled container.
All visitors to the school will need to have a scheduled appointment. If you need to drop off any medication(s) to the Health Office, please contact us ahead of time to schedule a visit. Visitors without an appointment will not be allowed in the building.
In the case of asthma inhalers, EpiPens, and diabetes monitoring systems/insulin, students need immediate access to treatment and should carry their supplies at all times. A backup of critical supplies/medications can be kept in the nurse's office.
Any student who has been identified as having Asthma, Life Threatening Allergy (LTA), Diabetes, or Seizure history is required to have an action plan on file. The action plans are available on our website and should be completed by the child's provider and returned to the Health Office prior to the first day of school.
Students with life threatening allergies and/or asthma will need to have their own rescue medications with them for field trips. If you need assistance obtaining an auto-injector, please contact our office.