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Administration of medication

Administration staff accept responsibility to give medication to students during school hours only when it is absolutely necessary. 
Guidelines set by Education Queensland are as follows:-
  1. Oral medication will be given strictly in accordance with instructions supplied by the student’s medical practitioner and must be in writing.  Non-prescribed oral medications eg. Analgesics/cough syrups will not be given.
  2. Where a staff member is to administer long-term medication, the instructions provided should be typed by a pharmacist at the doctor’s direction.  The staff member will not accept the instructions solely of a parent.  The medication container needs to indicate specific times at which medication is to be administered as well as the quantity of dosage.
  3. A medication permission form available from the office is required to be completed.
  4. At no time will any medication provided for one student be administered to another student.
  5. At all times medication will be kept in a secure place.
  6. All unused medication will be returned to the parents.