Where a child requires medication at school, parents must complete a written authorisation so the Principal can authorise a staff member to administer the medication.
It is a department requirement that instructions provided must be written by a pharmacist at a doctor’s direction (e.g. only prescription items). The medication container should be the original one issued by a pharmacist indicating specific times at which the medication is to be administered, as well as the exact quantity. The medication date must be current. Teachers are not allowed to administer non-prescribed medication (e.g. Panadol) unless prescribed by a doctor.
Daily medication is administered in the classroom and a medication register is maintained daily.
Please notify the school immediately if there are any changes or modifications to your child’s medication.