Unfortunately, we live in lawsuit times.
Unless the MD writes specific medical orders that outline deviations from standard practice, no school in their right mind will deviate from those orders.
The liability is way too high.
As an administrator, I am very explicit, “write the orders like you are programming a robot. We cannot exercise any clinical judgment or common sense.”
If we are told give medication for a 101′ fever, we will not administer if it is 100.9′.
There is nothing preventing the family from providing it before he is dropped off.
However, if the orders say give it at 8am, they will never give it at 9:30.