Medicine Policy

Laura Russo, MSN, RN, School Nurse
Phone: 443-809-4261

Email:[email protected]


  • Discretionary Medications: A new ‘Consent for Administration of Approved Discretionary Medications and Health Contact Information’ (‘DM’) form must be completed each school year; only those medications listed may be administered, and only by the Nurse
  • Prescribed Medications: All prescribed and Over-The-Counter (OTC) medications not listed on the DM form must be accompanied by an order form signed by the provider: ‘Parent’s Request to Administer Medication in School
  • Self-Carry of Medications: Only emergency medications may be approved for self-carry by students. (These are defined as: Inhalers and Epinephrine injections, and require both the provider and parent to approve by signing the ‘self-carry’ portion of the med order form)

(*For additional information and links o forms, see ‘Medical Forms’ page)

Medication Policy:

  1. A parent/guardian must deliver medications to school with an approved healthcare provider signed form (Parent Request to Administer Medication in School).
  2. Any remaining medication must be picked up by the parent/guardian at the end of the school year or it will be properly disposed.
  3. Medication must come in a pharmacy prepared, labeled bottle.
  4. Discretionary medications: A small supply of over the counter medications (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Antacid tablets, Diphenhydramine, cough drops) are kept in the health suite. The administration of these medicines requires a signed parent/guardian Consent for Administration of Discretionary Medication form.
  5. All other over-the-counter medications must also be accompanied by an approved healthcare provider signed form.
  6. In the absence of a healthcare provider signed form, a parent/guardian may come to school and administer medication.
  7. Medication orders may be faxed to Towson High School at 443-809-4271 or 4280.


If you have any questions about this policy, please contact Nurse Russo at 443-809-4261.