Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-18-.08 - STORAGE OF MEDICATIONS AND POISONS

(1) Prescription medication must be legally dispensed and labeled according to State law.
(2) All medications, poisons and other preparations intended for internal or external human use must be stored in medicine cabinets or drug rooms. When preservation of the medication, poison, or other preparations depends upon refrigeration, the facility must provide a means of securely refrigerating these items. Such cabinets or drug rooms must be kept securely locked when not in use, and the key must be in the possession of the supervising nurse or other authorized person.
(3) Schedule II drugs must be stored within two (2) separately locked compartments at all times and accessible only to persons in charge of administering medication.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 0940-05-18-.08
Original rule filed May 26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988. Amendment filed September 4, 2003; effective November 18, 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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