An Important Message from the VGS Nurse

In preparation for our upcoming and exciting week ahead, I want to first assure you that your health and safety are prime concerns. In accordance with Virginia Regulations which govern activities such as Girls State, the following policy will apply to all medications for all attendees.

  • Please bring all of your prescription medications in sufficient quantity for the entire week.
  • All medications, both prescription and non-prescription, should be brought in their original containers, clearly labeled bearing your name, the medication name, dose, and frequency.
  • All medications, both prescription and non-prescription, will be kept in a secure location, accessible through me or another designated RN, for dispensing to you. The exception to this is limited to those who are required to carry epi-pens or other medications for emergent situations. I will need to be advised about this if you have not already contacted me.
  • You may bring a pill-box with you that can be replenished daily with no more than one day’s worth of “as needed” medications at any given time.

It will be your responsibility to present yourself to receive your meds at the designated time and place for their administration. Under no circumstances will your medication be given to anyone else to bring to you.

There is a refrigerator in the nurse’s station dedicated to storage for those medications that require refrigeration. If you have an injectable medication, you are responsible to also bring the needles and syringes required, which will also be housed in the nurse’s station.

If you have not yet contacted me with allergy information, medication that you require, or any other health concerns, please do so as soon as possible using this secure email address: nurse@vagirlsstate.org

Thank you for your part in adherence to and compliance with Virginia Regulations.
I look forward to meeting you soon,
Lisa Chaplin, RN