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Parents and guardians work in partnership with schools to ensure children with medical or life-threatening conditions receive appropriate care at school.
Parent and/or guardian responsibilities
Your responsibilities as a parent or guardian include the following:
School responsibilitiesThe responsibilities of school staff include the following:
Medications at school
Parents are responsible for making sure their child gets necessary medications. School Boards recognize that there are rare times when it is essential for school staff to help a child by giving medications. Each school district develops policy for management of emergency medical conditions and administration of medication in school.
Parents must complete a Request for Administration of Medication in School form (provided by the school), if it is necessary for their child to be given medicine at school.This form must be:
Any child with a serious medical condition should have identification with them, such as a MedicAlert bracelet, necklace or badge.
MedicAlert tells emergency staff:
MedicAlert products and ordering information can be found at your doctor's office, drugstore or by visiting www.medicalert.ca or calling 1-800-668-1507.