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

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