New medicine policy for Lafayette schools includes CBD oil and sunscreen

The Lafayette School Corporation passed its newest policy for administering medicine at school. It includes new rules on CBD oil and sunscreen.

Posted: Mar 11, 2019 11:24 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2019 5:22 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Lafayette School Corporation passed its newest policy for administering medicine at its school Monday. The policy includes new rules on CBD oil and sunscreen.

The policy said students may be administered non-FDA approved medications like CBD oil under certain circumstances.

It adds students must have a prescription from a health care provider and a parent or guardian must administer the medicine in the school health center. The medication must also be stored at home.

CBD oil has been legal in Indiana since March 2018. Administrators said its part of some student's daily routine. 

Sunscreen was added to the policy due to a mandate stating all Indiana schools must include it in their health policies.

The policy said it can be applied by a school employee with permission from the student's parent or guardian.

LSC's superintendent said both were added to the policy to keep up with changing times.

"It's all for legalities," said Les Huddle. "It's for the clarifying of sunscreen and CBD oil of how we are going to deal with it and also how parents can deal with it and that way our nurses know also."

Monday night was the final reading of the policy and it was passed by the school board unanimously.

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