DCSD strengthens policy for administering medication at school

DCSD strengthens policy for administering medication at school
Posted on 08/04/2021
AttentionDARLINGTON, S.C. – Focusing on the safety of all students, the Darlington County School District (DCSD) announced today that all medications to be administered at school, including both prescription and over-the-counter medication, will require a DCSD “Permission for School Administration of Medication” form signed by a physician.

Additionally, all medication - whether prescription or over-the-counter - must also have a label from a pharmacy attached to the packaging per South Carolina state law.

Students are not allowed to carry any medicine at school. Only life-saving medication, such as an EpiPen or an inhaler, may be carried by a student and only with a doctor’s order and permission.

The Permission for School Administration of Medication form can be obtained from a school nurse or from the district’s website under the Student Health Services Department or by clicking this link, which will direct you to the forms page. 

This decision comes after much consultation with surrounding school districts and medical professionals.