Skip to main content
Skip to page content
Skip Navigation LinksPennsylvania Department of Health > My Health > School Health > Medications

Medication Administration

Guidelines for Pennsylvania Schools for the Administration of Medications and Emergency Care These guidelines have been written to assist schools in the development and implementation of appropriate medication administration policies and procedures. The guidelines summarize federal and state laws; discuss legal issues; offer guidance in the development of school policies and procedures and the role of the Certified School Nurse regarding medication administration. Specific information on several conditions, such as asthma and diabetes, including sample forms, policy implications and clinical guidance has been included.
Emergency Medications
The following emergency medications may be administered by school staff (licensed and non-licensed with proper training and school policy):
Glucagon (per Act 86 of 2016)
The following emergency medications MUST be administered by a licensed medical professional:
49 PA Code Section 21.14 Nurse practice regulations addressing RNs and medication administration

Updated: November 2017