Mich. Admin. Code R. 400.1418 - Resident medications

Rule 18.

(1) Prescription medication, including tranquilizers, sedatives, dietary supplements, or individual special medical procedures, shall be given or applied only as prescribed by a licensed physician or dentist. Prescription medication shall be kept in the original pharmacy container which shall be labeled for the specific resident in accordance with the requirements of Act No. 368 of the Public Acts of 1978, as amended, being S333.1101 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
(2) Medication shall be given pursuant to label instructions.
(3) Unless a resident's physician specifically states otherwise, all the giving, taking, or application of prescription medications shall be supervised by the licensee or responsible person.
(4) When a licensee or responsible person supervises the taking of medication by a resident, the licensee or responsible person shall comply with the following provisions:
(a) Maintain a record as to the time and amount of any prescription medication given or applied. Records of prescription medication shall be maintained on file in the home for a period of not less than 2 years.
(b) Not adjust or modify a resident's prescription medication without agreement and instructions from a physician or a pharmacist who has knowledge of the medical needs of the resident. A licensee shall record in writing any adjustments or modifications of a resident's prescription medication.
(5) Prescription medication shall be kept in the original pharmacy-supplied and pharmacy-labeled container, stored in a locked cabinet or drawer, refrigerated if required, and labeled for the specific resident.
(6) A licensee shall take reasonable precautions to insure that prescription medication is not used by a person other than the resident for whom the medication was prescribed.
(7) Prescription medication which is no longer required by a resident shall be destroyed after consultation with a physician or a pharmacist.


Mich. Admin. Code R. 400.1418
1984 AACS

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