Medicine Administration Contents
Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008
Licensing Criteria for Centre-Based Education and Care Services (as amended May 2016), HS28 – HS29
HS28: Medicine (prescription and non-prescription) is not given to a child unless it is given:
– by a doctor or ambulance personnel in an emergency; or
– by the parent of the child; or
– with the written authority (appropriate to the category of medicine) of a parent.
Medicines are stored safely and appropriately, and are disposed of, or sent home with a parent (if supplied in relation to a specific child) after the specified time.
HS29: Adults who administer medicine to children (other than their own) are provided with information and/or training relevant to the task.
9.5.1 Medicine Administration Procedures
22.214.171.124 Category ii form – Medicine Administration Agreement (form)
126.96.36.199 Category iii form – Medicine Administration Agreement (form)
188.8.131.52 Medicine Administration Register (For Category ii and iii Medicines)
N/B a) Any application of Category i medicines (first aid treatment) must be recorded on the Minor Injury, Illness and Incident Notice.
b) Guidelines for completing forms are provided in 9.5.1 Medicine Administration Procedure document.
Centres can locate digital copies online by visiting www.playcentre.org.nz