• Medication will not be accepted by any staff member unless it
is accompanied by a doctor’s note, on letterhead, stating the
name of the medication and the dosage.
If a child must take non-prescription medication during program
hours, the following procedures must be followed:
• Parents must complete the medication release and supplemental form.
• Medication must be in its original container with the complete
For the safety of the participant, there will be no exceptions.
For both prescription and non-prescription medications, the
parent/guardian must provide in writing all other necessary
instructions and information regarding the medication. Program
staff will, whenever practical, provide the child with the
medication at the time(s) indicated on the medication release
form. The child is responsible for administering their medication.
The city does not provide medical personnel at any program site.
If a child 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 and circumstances
that would necessitate the medication and proper dosage. The
parent/guardian will be contacted on every occasion before the
child 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 a child to take the medication only
when they find it clearly necessary and appropriate.
The parent/guardian is allowed to bring in the amount of medication
sufficient to cover doses for one program day. All medication must be
checked in with the program staff to be properly and safely secured.
Fast-acting medications, such as asthma inhalers and EpiPens, must be
brought by a parent to the program site. It must be accompanied by
a copy of the prescription from a physician, which must be presented
to staff prior to the child participating in the program or activity.
Children are not permitted to bring medication to the program site