For a school to administer any medication to students (including over-the-counter medications such as paracetamol or complementary/alternative medicines) during school activities (including camps and excursions), medical authorisation from a prescribing health practitioner is required.
There are two ways to notify the school if your child requires medication, depending upon the medication.
With all medications, it is essential that they are provided to the school in the original container with the medical authority attached.
It is important to discuss your child's health needs with the school and advise if your child has any health conditions or illness and if they require medication. You should also advise if your child's medication needs change or medication is no longer required.
For further information, the Administration of Medications in Schools procedure provides more details.
This page was last reviewed on 11 Feb 2013 at 01:10PM