Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-15-.08 - MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

(1) The service recipient's ability and training must be taken into consideration when supervising the administration of medication.
(2) Prescription medications are to be taken only by service recipients for whom they are prescribed, and in accordance with the directions of a physician.
(3) Drugs must be stored in a locked container that ensures proper conditions of security and sanitation and prevents accessibility to any unauthorized person.
(4) Discontinued and outdated drugs and containers with worn, illegible, or missing labels must be discarded.
(5) All medication errors, drug reactions, or suspected overmedication must be reported to the practitioner who prescribed the drug.
(6) Documentation or other tangible evidence of the current prescription of each medication taken by a service recipient must be maintained by the facility.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-15-.08
Original rule filed May 26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Amendment filed December 30, 2002; effective March 15, 2003.

Authority: T.C.A. ยงยง 4-4-103, 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 33-1-302, 33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, and 33-2-302.

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