The Administration of medications in schools procedure provides the process for administering medications to students when they are attending school or school-related activities, in accordance with the advice of the student’s prescribing health practitioner or as an emergency first aid response.
All medications parents/guardians provide for the school to administer to students must be prescribed by a qualified health professional who is authorised to prescribe medications under the Health (Drugs and Poisons) Regulation 1996 (Qld) e.g. doctor, dentist, optometrist. State schools refer to these professionals as 'prescribing health practitioners' (practitioners).
For further information, please view the Administration of medications in schools procedure and the Managing student's health support needs at school procedure.