The Health Care Plan overarches the Asthma, Epilepsy, Continence, Exercise, Oral Care, Oral Eating/Drinking and PEG Feed Plans. The various plans are written in collaboration with families, doctors and other health professionals.
The Health Care Plan is based on the Administration of Medications to Students with Notified Medical Conditions Policy (2011). This policy aims to minimise the risks associated with the administration of medications to students with a notified medical condition in a school context.
This policy relates to students who are diagnosed with a medical condition who require regular or periodic medication in a school context.
The medical conditions covered under this policy are those of a chronic (constantly recurring) or severe (critical or dangerous) nature and include:
- Severe allergies/anaphylaxis.
These conditions may be episodic, critical, and require immediate, urgent and skilled response to ensure survival, for example a hypoglycaemic (diabetic) episode.
The administration of medications policy does not apply to the use or possession of medications for the treatment of short-term illnesses and infections with antibiotics, or drugs commonly used for pain relief such as paracetamol.
This policy does not apply to the use or possession of any illegal drug or substance. Incidents of this nature should be addressed through each individual school Drug Policy.
Information about medical conditions is documented in an individual student Health Care Plan (as perAdministration of medications to students with notified medical conditions: Download the policy