Department of Health

Medication management in aged care

The approved provider of the aged care service is responsible, under the Drugs, Poisons and Controlled Substances Act 1981, for ensuring that a Registered Nurse manages the administration of medication to residents receiving high-level residential care.

The nurse is required to manage the medication in accordance with guidelines, if any, issued by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

In aged care residential facilities receiving high-level residential care, residents may be prescribed scheduled medicines that need to be stored, recorded and managed for administration as per legal requirements.

Reviewed 07 October 2015

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Contact details

Postal address: Medicines and Poisons Regulation Department of Health GPO Box 4057 Melbourne VIC 3001

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Department of Health

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