New medication policies making big impact at G-C



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G-C corporation nurse Dawn Hanson says new medication policies have increased safety for both students and staff. (Tom Russo / Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — Sweeping changes to medication policies in Greenfield-Central Schools have resulted in significantly fewer visits to the schools’ health clinics and a smoother school day for those charged with keeping students healthy.

One major change – allowing junior high and high school students to carry their own non-prescription medication – has resulted in a 96 percent drop in the number of visits to the clinic for over-the-counter remedies.

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