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Medication Release Information If a participant has any illness or condition that necessitates the taking of medication during program hours, it is preferable that they not participate in the program until he/she completely recovers from the illness or condition. At the risk of infecting others, health services recommend that if any one of the following symptoms is present, the participant should stay home: • Elevated temperature •  Diarrhea •  Persistent headache • Inflamed sore throat •  Nausea/vomiting •  Unexplained rash • Wheezing •  Earache If an individual needs to take prescription medication during program hours, the following procedures must be followed: • Parents must complete the medication release forms. • Medication must be in its original container with the pharmacist’s label. • Pharmacist’s label must display the individual’s name, the name of the medication, the instructions/dosage, and the name of the prescribing physician. • Only a daily dose should be in the medication container each day. Liquid medication must be pre-measured with the above information attached. If the individual needs to take non-prescription medication during program hours, the following procedures must be followed: • Parents must complete the medication release and supplemental forms. • Medication must be in its original container with the complete label attached. • The medication must be accompanied by a doctor’s note, on letterhead, stating the name of the medication and the dosage; • Medication will not be accepted by any staff member without a doctor’s note. For the safety of the participant, there will be no exceptions. In either case (prescription or non-prescription), the parent/guardian must provide in writing all other necessary instructions and information regarding the medication. Program staff will, whenever practical, provide the individual with medication at the time(s) indicated on the medication release form. The individual is responsible for administering his/her medication. The city does not provide medical personnel at any program site. If an individual is taking medication on an as-needed basis, the parent/guardian must provide, on the supplemental information form, a detailed description of the symptoms, conditions, circumstances that would necessitate the medication, and the proper dosage. The parent/guardian will be contacted on every occasion before the individual takes the medication on an as-needed basis. One parent/guardian must be available by telephone during program hours. If neither parent/guardian can be reached, program staff will use their best judgment and will permit the individual to take the medication only when they find it clearly necessary and appropriate. Fast-Acting Medications Fast-acting medications, such as asthma inhalers and EpiPens, must be brought by a parent to the program site. This must be accompanied by a copy of the prescription from a physician, which must be presented to staff prior to the participant attending the program or activity. Once on site, the participant must carry the fast-acting


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