Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0465-02-18-.04 - MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

(1) When medications are administered by certified staff to persons supported the licensee must:
(a) Consider the ability and training of the person supported, when supervising the self-administration of medication;
(b) Ensure that prescription medications are taken only by the person supported for whom they are prescribed, and in accordance with the directions of a physician;
(c) Provide storage for medications in a locked container, which ensures proper conditions of security and sanitation, and prevents accessibility to any unauthorized individual;
(d) Assure the disposal of discontinued and outdated medications and containers with worn, illegible or missing labels; and
(e) Report all medication variance (errors), medication reactions, or suspected side effects to the practitioner who prescribed the medication.

Notes

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0465-02-18-.04
New rules filed July 6, 2016; effective 10/4/2016.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-4-103, 4-5-202, 33-1-201, 33-1-302, 33-1-303, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, 33-2-302, 33-2-404, 33-2-407.

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