Assistance with Medication
Kairos does not administer over-the-counter medication. Employees designated by the CEO may provide assistance with prescription medication only if all of the following requirements are met:
- Prescription drugs must be in the original container, bear the name of the student, the name of the physician and the name of the pharmacy filling the prescription.
- The appropriate approval form for medication must have been completed and signed by the parent or guardian for each medication.
- The designated employee(s) shall keep a written report of medication taken by the student.
Refusal to Administer Medication
Kairos Academies reserves the right to refuse to administer certain types of medication (at the discretion of the school nurse or other employee authorized by the CEO or their designee) when such administration could prove harmful to staff or student without proper training or direction of a doctor.
Self-Administration of Medicine for Life-Threatening, Respiratory Illnesses
Kairos Academies may permit students with asthma or other potentially life-threatening respiratory illnesses to self-administer medicine in alignment with the Safe Schools Act and Missouri Medication Administration procedures.