Medication Administration in Schools

Information and authorization forms for nursing services.

If possible, all medications should be given at home. If medications must be given during school hours or during athletic team practices/events, they shall be administered in compliance with the New Mexico Administrative Code, New Mexico Nursing Practice Act, New Mexico School Health Manual Standards, New Mexico Athletic Trainers Practice Act, and APS Procedural Directive. All medication administration at school requires the parent to provide the appropriate medication authorization form to be completed and signed by the student's parent and/or medical provider.

All APS medication authorization forms are posted on this web page and can be downloaded by parents and or providers for completion. APS school staff will no longer be able to facilitate completion of these forms by the student's provider. Providers may require the parent to sign a Release of Information due to HIPAA regulations before completing the Medical Authorization Form for administration of medication at school. Please contact your provider to determine their requirements for completing this school form. Contact your school nurse for additional explanation of these requirements.

Adrenal Crisis Action Plan
This form must be completed by a medical provider to authorize administration of medications to be used in an adrenal crisis.
Allergy Action Plan
This form must be completed by a medical provider to authorize administration of emergency allergy medications.
Asthma Action Plans (in English and Spanish)
This form must be completed by a medical provider to authorize administration of asthma medications.
Diabetes Medical Management Plan
This form must be completed by a medical provider to authorize diabetes management care.
Medical Release of Information
Medication Forms
Forms for requesting prescription medication and OTC medication to be given at school
Seizure Medical Management Plan
This form must be completed by a medical provider to authorize emergency management of seizures.
Special Nutrition Forms
Special Diet Authorization, Permission to Feed Orally and G-tube Feeding Orders