Medications & Treatments

  • Medications and treatments may be administered in schools upon written request from an authorized person legally responsible for the student.  The school nurse is responsible for the administration of medications and treatments.  The school nurse must oversee the instruction and management of the following exceptions:

    • Self-administration - Students, who have parent, healthcare provider and school nurse approval, may carry and self-administer auto-injectable epinephrine and/or a quick relief inhaler.
    • Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication at Approved School Activities - Educators and other school employees may receive training through the school nurse to assist a student with self-administration of medications at an approved school activity.
    • Prescribed Emergency Medication for Student with a Diagnosed Medical Condition - Educators and other school employees may receive training through the school nurse to administer lifesaving medication to a student while at an approved school activity.
    • Emergency Medication for Life-threatening Allergic Reactions in Schools - Educators or other school employees may be identified by the school and receive specialized training to administer emergency medication to students with symptoms of a life-threatening allergic reaction in the school setting. 
  • Contact Information:

    School Health Services Program Office
    Delaware Department of Education
    35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
    Dover, DE 19901
    Phone: 302-857-3356
    Fax: 302-739-6397