APPROACH: POLICY

MEDICATION

MEDICATION POLICY

Many of the boys enrolled at Kamaruka Education Centre may be under medication for conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, anxiety, depression etc.

On enrolment, parents are asked to sign an Authority to Medicate form if medication is to be administered by the school. The principal, or staff member authorised directly by the principal in his absence, shall take responsibility for administration of any medication.

A student’s medication and dosage can only be altered on the advice of his doctor, paediatrician or psychiatrist and with parental consent. Parents will be expected to give written notification of any changes to medication or dosage throughout the enrolment

All prescription medication shall be kept in the principal’s office.

Staff at Kamaruka Education Centre will not administer medication to a child unless clear instructions, as outlined below, are given by the parent/caregiver on enrolment.

  1. Name of medication

  2. Dosage

  3. Times of administration

  4. Name and phone number of family doctor

Paracetamol and other pain relieving drugs will be administered only after parental consent. Consent over the phone will be recorded by the principal on the student’s Daily Anecdotal Report Sheet.
Details in the log will include:

  • The name of the student

  • Medication administered and dosage

  • Date & time of administration

  • Signature of person administering

The details of boys who are administered medication on a daily basis must be entered in the logbook at the start of each term or each time the dosage is changed.

Students at Kamaruka Education Centre on a trial for enrolment must fill out an Authority to Medicate form if medication is to be administered during the trial period.

All policy documents are accessible on the Kamaruka website and are available for staff to view in each staff room. Copies are provided for parents with enrolment forms.

This policy will be reviewed as part of the school’s three-year review cycle.