Epilepsy Management Plan

Step 1 – Ensure you have current Epilepsy Management Plans for each of your students with epilepsy.

An Epilepsy Smart School will hold the appropriate documentation for any student with epilepsy. This includes an Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) and if emergency medication is prescribed for the student, an Emergency Medication Management Plan (EMMP).



If you require further information and assistance about epilepsy management plans, ring the Epilepsy Australia National Helpline on 1300 852 853 and you will be directed to your State office.

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Epilepsy Management Plan

The EMP documents the student with epilepsy’s seizure description and what to do in the event of a seizure, the impact of seizures on the student and the post seizure support required. The EMP also identifies whether emergency medication has been prescribed and when to call 000.

  • The plan should be current and updated yearly, having been endorsed by the student’s doctor
  • All relevant school staff must have ready access to the student’s EMP

Use these guidelines to assist you to fill out the EMP template you download.
EMP Guidelines(PDF)
Epilepsy Management Plan template – one seizure type

Download this document if the person has one type of seizure

Epilepsy Management Plan template – multiple seizure types

Download this document if the person has up to five types of seizures.


Emergency Medication Management Plan

Where emergency medication has been prescribed for a student with epilepsy, the EMMP is the school’s authority for a trained person to administer the emergency medication in the event of a seizure requiring an emergency response. The EMMP also provides information on when to call 000.

  • The EMMP is completed and endorsed by the doctor prescribing the medication and updated annually
  • The EMMP is attached to the EMP and is readily available to all trained school staff

School staff are trained based on the individual requirements documented in this plan. Use these guidelines to assist you to fill out the EMMP template you download.
EMMP Guidelines – Midazolam(PDF)
EMMP Guidelines – Rectal valium(PDF)

Emergency Medication Management Plan template – Midazolam

Download this template if the medication to be administered is Midazolam

Emergency Medication Management Plan template – Valium

Download this template if the medication to be administered is Valium


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