MEDICATION

PR-5-10

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective Date: 4 September 2012

Rationale

Students will only receive medication on school premises at the request of a  parent/caregiver.  

Procedures

  1. Medication will only be given or supervised by the administration staff or Principal.
  2. A register of student’s allergies, medical complaints and appropriate responses will be kept in a folder in the medical room.
  3. When students have medication to take at school, the office and teaching staff will endeavour to remind the child or administer the medication themselves.  Ultimately the administering of medication is the parent’s responsibility.
  4. Medicine requiring cold storage will be stored in the Staff room fridge.
  5. The school does not take responsibility for the security of medicines bought onto site by students.
  6. Special arrangements will be made for administering medication during school camp.