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Guidelines for the administration of medication in state schools

29/08/2014

Guidelines for the administration of medication in state schools

Administration of over-the-counter medications (including paracetamol, ibuprofen, naturopathic, herbal and homeopathic preparations and pharmacist-only medicines at school):

·         the medical practitioner provides a written request for over-the-counter medication to be administered or co-signs the request to administer medication at school accompanied by clear instructions as to the dose and specific times required at school

·         the student has received the medication on one or more previous occasions and suffered no adverse reactions (this is to be documented by the student’s parent/carer)

·         information is provided on the possible adverse side effects and any management required.

·         the authorised over-the-counter medication and the equipment needed for the medication to be administered are supplied by the student’s parent/carer.