Health and Wellness

Health Corner

See attached letter and medication release form.


New Tylenol Process for DCSD

The process for administering Tylenol (acetaminophen) to elementary school students has changed. Parents must provide a medication order signed by their Healthcare Provider if their student has a condition that will require Tylenol to be given at school. The parent will provide any medication that their student needs at school. DCSD will no longer have a standing physician order for elementary 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

Please call the Health and Wellness Department at 303-387- 0260 or your School Nurse

Consultant if you have any questions.

Thank you.

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