Ideally, medications should be administered at home if at all possible. When there is a need for a student to receive medication in school, safe and proper administration is essential. All medications, whether prescription or over-the-counter, including cough drops and ointments, must be kept in the health room with the exception of state mandated emergency medications. Medications must be brought to school by a parent or responsible adult, be in the original labeled container and must be accompanied by a Maryland State School Medication Administration Form signed by both the prescribing medical or dental provider and the parent or legal guardian. A new medication administration form is required at the beginning of each school year for each medication, and each time there is a change in dosage or time of administration of a medication. Medication administration forms may be obtained form the School Nurse or from this web site. Any medications remaining after the order is discontinued or at the end of the school year will be destroyed unless picked up by a parent or other responsible adult within the designated time frame.