72 HOUR STUDENT MEDICATION DISASTER PLAN
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is aware Southern California may experience a major disaster/earthquake in the relatively near future. In the event of such a catastrophe, we are concerned about the health and welfare of our students and employees.
Each of our sites has formulated a plan to protect those in our care, and have had practical drills so the staff members, students, and parents will know what to do. Of real concern is the health of those students and employees who require daily medication, such as insulin or seizure medication not normally administered during the school day.
Therefore, we ask you to send a 3-day supply of your child's necessary medications to the schlool's health office. It must be in a container labeled by the pharmacy with the following information:
- Child's name
- Medication name
- Dosage schedule
- Doctor's name
- Doctor's phone number
- Expiration date of the medication
Please send a written request, signed by a parent and the physician, for the medications to be administered by school personnel. Forms for this request, as well as answers to you are available through your school nurse.
At the end of the school year, the medication will be returned to you. No medications will be carried over from one school year to the next.
Your understanding of and cooperation with this request are greatly appreciated.
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