Quote from ruby_jane
WE GET IT!
The administrator could spend a few (thousand) bucks and get you a set of doctors' orders to administer the Tylenol, ibuprofen, aleve, what have you....
THIS. It took me two years, but my last boss got it. Realized that a school physician's job does feel like signing paperwork and not much else, but that paperwork is worth its weight in gold. I talked up school guidelines.
They listened and no this a line item per my budget. It is a pretty expensive one, but necessary! We get OTC orders signed, standing order Epi. Also when we had a student with a potential crisis on an out of country field trip, we called the school physician to consult, which again worth its weight in gold. Parents also love that we have one.
Of course, they can be hard to find. And the malpractice insurance
coverage part is a beast (I did a LOT of legwork for my school when we needed to hire one and pay for it vs. using a person that was on the school board previously, learned a ton about it - more than I will ever need to know).
But hugs. When admin doesn't listen it is hard. Just get those guidelines. If you are in a public school talk about your department of education. Do they give you a health grant? Do they audit your office? If they haven't, but have audited SPED, you can say something like "what happens if they audit us and we're not following state guidelines?"