New Tylenol Process
We have received information from the district that the process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to students at school has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider in order for their student to receive Tylenol at school. NSA will no longer have a standing physician order for students to receive acetaminophen. This is based on guidance from CDE in accordance with the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. The state recommends schools operate in a manner similar to a hospital setting; no medication, even an over-the-counter one, can be given without a doctor’s order. Once received, a nurse may delegate administration of either a prescription or over-the-counter med, based on the Health Care Provider’s order. More information about the current recommendations for the use of Tylenol can be found at this link: Tylenol Infant & Child dosing
Tylenol will now be handled in the same manner as all other medications at school. If you would like for your student/s to receive Tylenol at school, you will need to have the Medication Release Form signed by your doctor and yourself and provide the Tylenol for your student.