(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.
Drugs must be stored in a locked container that ensures proper conditions of
security and sanitation and prevents accessibility to any unauthorized
(4) Discontinued and
outdated drugs and containers with worn, illegible, or missing labels must be
(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. &
Original rule filed May
26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Amendment filed December 30, 2002; effective
March 15, 2003.
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-202, 4-5-204, 33-1-302,
33-1-305, 33-1-309, 33-2-301, and 33-2-302.