Department of Human Services

Disability SA Bulletin 103 - Direct Health Support of People with Disability guideline update

December 2016 - Guideline version replaced

The Direct Health Support of People with Disability guideline has been amended to provide enhanced advice and steps to follow in the case of missed medication doses.

Version 3 of the guideline has been rescinded and version 4 must now be used.

The update is in response to reports from the Department for Health and Ageing of a high number of phone calls to the Poison Information Line when support workers are unable to administer regular medication doses.

Please refer to the updated guideline and provide worker support to understand and implement the updated procedures around this issue; in particular refer to paragraphs 4.1.4 and 4.4.

The guideline is available on the Disability policies and guidelines page.

Contact: Vince Raschella

Phone: +618 8207 0269


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