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Education and Care Services National Regulations
Current version for 31 December 2019 to date (accessed 5 April 2020 at 08:03)
Chapter 4 Part 4.2 Division 4 Regulation 93
93   Administration of medication
(1)  The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that medication is not administered to a child being educated and cared for by the service unless—
(a)  that administration is authorised; and
(b)  the medication is administered in accordance with regulation 95 or 96.
Penalty: $2000.
(2)  The approved provider of an education and care service must ensure that written notice is given to a parent or other family member of a child as soon as practicable, if medication is administered to the child under an authorisation referred to in subregulation (5)(b).
Penalty: $1000.
(3)  A nominated supervisor of an education and care service must ensure that medication is not administered to a child being educated and cared for by the service unless—
(a)  that administration is authorised; and
(b)  the medication is administered in accordance with regulation 95 or 96.
Penalty: $2000.
(4)  A family day care educator must ensure that medication is not administered to a child being educated and cared for by the educator as part of a family day care service unless—
(a)  that administration is authorised; and
(b)  the medication is administered in accordance with regulation 95 or 96.
Penalty: $2000.
(5)  In this regulation the administration of medication to a child is authorised if an authorisation to administer the medication—
(a)  is recorded in the medication record for that child under regulation 92; or
(b)  in the case of an emergency, is given verbally by—
(i)  a parent or a person named in the child’s enrolment record as authorised to consent to administration of medication; or
(ii)  if a parent or person named in the enrolment record cannot reasonably be contacted in the circumstances, a registered medical practitioner or an emergency service.