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TO:                  Superintendents, Principals, School Nurses

FROM:            Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:             June 2, 2005

SUBJECT:      Rule for Medication Administration in Maine Schools

The Department of Education Rule for Medication Administration in Maine Schools has been passed by the Maine State Legislature as an emergency bill and has been filed with the Secretary of State’s Office.   The Rule can be found in Chapter 40 of the Department’s Rules at

This rule provides direction in the administration of medication to students and assists schools in developing policies and procedures to assure best practice when managing medications in schools.

The rule requires that school districts have a policy that requires:

The rule requires that schools have procedures or protocols for medications, if not in policy, for:

Any questions regarding this rule can be directed to DeEtte Hall, School Nurse Consultant, Department of Education at 624-6688 or