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 medicationat school accompaniedby 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.