Register to delegate the administration of prescription medications in schools

School districts/schools may apply for permission to delegate the administration of prescription medications to unlicensed school personnel as determined by the school nurse if certain requirements are met.

School Health Program

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School Nurse Managers

Manager of the school or district’s medication administration must take the online program: Medication Administration in a School Setting: School Nursing Practice in Massachusetts and attend the live online program: Medication Administration in Schools: What School Nurse Managers Need to Know. These programs are both offered through Boston University School Health Institute .

Requirements

  • Must be registered with MDPH for both delegation of medication administration and training of school staff in the administration of epinephrine via an autoinjector
  • Develop policies that are in compliance with 105 CMR 210
  • Ensure that a school nurse is on duty in the school system/school while medications are being administered by designated unlicensed school personnel and available by telephone should consultation be required
  • Provide assurance that sufficient school nurse(s) are available to provide proper supervision of unlicensed school personnel

Guidance

Guidelines for reviewing and approving applications to register for the handling, storage and delegation of medication and/or the training of unlicensed personnel to administer epinephrine via an auto-injector:

How to register Register to delegate the administration of prescription medications in schools

Please review the above guidance document for instructions on how to register.  Please email medication.delegation@mass.gov with any questions.

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