Education Code 49423 states that any pupil who is required to take, during the regular school day, medication prescribed for him by a physician, may be assisted by the school nurse or other designated personnel if the school district receives: (1) a written statement from a physician detailing the method, amount, and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken and, (2) a written statement from the parent or guardian of the pupil indicating the desire that the school district assist the pupil in the matters set forth in the physician's statement.
Please be aware that this Education Code applies to over-the-counter medications also. A written physician's authorization is necessary for any medications to be given during the school day. This includes Tylenol, cough syrups, cough drops, decongestants, etc. Parent permission is NOT adequate for over-the-counter medicines. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will any medication be given at school unless the Education Code for administration of prescribed medication for pupils is followed.
There are very few instances when administration of medications at school are necessary. Even antibiotics that require administration four times a day can be scheduled for home supervision and do not need to be brought to school. Please remember in most cases, parent supervision of medication at home is more thorough and effective.
A medical authorization form is available here and in the school office.
Tehama County Healthy Services Agency
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|Corning Satellite Office
1600 Solano Street, Suite D
Corning, CA 96021
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
IMMUNIZATIONS REQUIRED FOR KINDERGARTEN ENTRY
California Immunization Law requires children to be up-to-date on their immunizations in order to be admitted to school. Most children need booster shots before starting kindergarten. Please review you child’s Immunization Record before the start of the school year. Personal Belief Exemption Waivers must be signed by a licensed physician.