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Medication at School
EVENT MEDICATION prescribed for less than 30 days. Consent to Administer Medication at School Form can be signed by the PARENT. This is medication for an illness expected of short duration of less than 30 days. The medication must be prescribed by a doctor and labelled accordingly.
ONGOING MEDICATION prescribed for more than 30 days. Consent to Administer Medication at School Form MUST be completed and signed by the DOCTOR or accompanied with an ACTION PLAN which has been signed by the doctor. A new form is required each school calendar year. Includes Anaphylaxis (Allergy), Asthma, Epilepsy or Diabetes Medication.
Asthma Reliever (BLUE coloured puffer only) – Consent to Administer Medication at School Form can be signed by the PARENT only. The parent must be advised to provide an Asthma Management Plan (also now referred to as a Wheeze Action Plan) from the child’s doctor at the earliest convenience. For any other coloured inhalers refer to ‘Ongoing Medication’.
Paracetomol (e.g. Panadol, Herron, Panamax) only paracetamol which has been prescribed to the student by a medical practitioner and labelled accordingly will be administered.