Medical Notes

Student health needs are met by trained school staff, in collaboration with ACT Directorate of Health nurses. Individualised plans are developed in partnership with families and other health professionals. The ACT Education Directorate also provides specialist support teachers on a consultative basis for students with vision and hearing impairments.

The Medical Information and Consent Form provides general medical information and consent for
first aid and the administration of authorised medications; salbutamol (ventolin) and adrenaline in
the event of a life threatening asthma or anaphylaxis emergency.

The Known Medical Condition Response Plan is required only for students with a known medical
condition. It provides instruction for the management of an identified medical condition and should
be completed in consultation with the treating health professional. Without this form, in an
emergency situation first aid can only be given in accordance with a publically available generalised
action plan related to the condition.

If medication is required to be administered at school a Medication Authorisation and Administration
Record
must also be completed and returned to the school. An individual Medication Authorisation
and Administration Record
must be completed for each medication.

It is important that information on these forms is accurate and detailed in order to help us provide
appropriate care. The Medical Information and Consent Form and Known Medical Condition
Response Plan
will be sent to you annually for your review. However, if there are changes to your
child’s health or medical circumstances, during the year, please inform the school immediately. You
may also choose to keep certain medical information private. When making this choice, please
consider whether this might affect the provision of appropriate first aid care for your child.

If an incident occurs at school or during a school-related activity in the ACT, students will be
transported free of charge to the emergency section of an ACT public hospital. Parents/carers are
reminded to check their health cover for ambulance transportation outside the ACT, as charges may
apply.

All students must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form

Students with a known medical condition which does not require medication must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form
- Known Medical Condition Response Plan

Students with a known medical condition not listed below who require medication must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form
- Known Medical Condition Response Plan
- Medication Authorisation and Administration Record

Students with Asthma must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form
- Known Medical Condition Response Plan
- Asthma Management Plan downloaded from National Asthma Organisaton Website
- Medication Authorisation and Administration Record

Students with Anaphylaxis must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form
- Known Medical Condition Response Plan
- Anaphylaxis Management Plan downloaded from Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Website
- Medication Authorisation and Administration Record

Students with Diabetes must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form
- Known Medical Condition Response Plan
- Diabetes Management Plan downloaded from Diabetes Victoria Website (click on “How we help” and “Schools and early childhood settings”)
- Medication Authorisation and Administration Record

Students with Epilepsy must return:
- Medical Information and Consent Form
- Known Medical Condition Response Plan
- Epilepsy Management Plan downloaded from Epilepsy Action Australia Website (Register and call 1300374537 for free access)
- Medication Authorisation and Administration Record

Medication Authorisation - Short Term Medication
Medication Authorisation - Ongoing Medication
Medical Information and Consent Form
Known Medical Condition Response Plan