The Berkeley Heights Board of Education disclaims any and all responsibility for the diagnosis and treatment of the illness of any pupil. However, in order for many pupils with chronic health conditions and disabilities to remain in school, medication may have to be administered during school hours. Parents and legal guardians are encouraged to administer medication to children at home whenever possible as medication should e administered in school only when necessary for the health and safety of pupils. The Board will permit the administration of medication in school in accordance with applicable law.
Medication will only be administered to pupils in school by the school physician, a certified or non-certified school nurse, a substitute school nurse employed by the district, the pupil's parent (s) or legal guardian (s), a pupil who is approved to self-administer in accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.3 and 12.4, and school employees who have been trained and designated by the certified school nurse to administer epinephrine in an emergency pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:40-12.5 and 12.6.
Please refer the the district medication policy: