When medications are taken by clients
under the supervision of facility staff, the staff must:
(a) Consider the client's ability and
training when supervising the administration of medication;
(b) Ensure that prescription medications are
taken only by clients for whom they are prescribed and in accordance with the
directions of a physician;
Provide storage for drugs in a locked container which ensures proper conditions
of security and sanitation and prevents accessibility to any unauthorized
(d) Assure the disposal of
discontinued and outdated drugs and containers with worn, illegible or missing
(e) Report all
medication errors, drug reactions or suspected overmedication to the
practitioner who prescribed the drug.
Tenn. Comp. R. &
Original rule filed May
26, 1988; effective July 11, 1988.
Authority: T.C.A. § 33-2-504.