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Administration Of Medication In Schools

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​Administration of Medications in Schools

All Medication administered at school must be prescribed by a doctor with an attached prescription pharmacy label including the students name, dose of medication, time to be taken and showing the precribing Doctor's name. 
 Medication must be provided in the original pharmacy container. 
Over the counter medication (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 authorised over-the-counter medication and the equipment needed for the medication to be administered are supplied by the student’s parent/carer.  
Parent must sign Request to Administer Medication to authorise any medication to be given.
  
The following link provides guidelines for the administration of routine and emergency medication in state schools:
  
   

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Last reviewed 16 February 2022
Last updated 16 February 2022