Review of Authority for Carers to Administer Medication

This is a report of an independent review of regulations resulting from 2009 changes to the Tasmanian Poisons Act 1971 (the Act). The amendments included the new sections 47A and 47B. Section 47A enables carers to lawfully administer medications to persons in their care, who are unable to administer their own medications.

The paper:

  • explains the legal background to medication administration by carers,
  • describes the review process,
  • considers the submissions to the review, and
  • discusses the review’s conclusions about how the new arrangements are working for different groups of carers.

Read the complete report here