(1) The client's ability and training must be
taken into consideration when supervising the administration of
medications are to be taken only by clients for whom they are prescribed, and
in accordance with the directions of a physician.
(3) Drugs must be stored in a locked
container which 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(4) Discontinued and outdated drugs and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
(6) Documentation or
other tangible evidence of the current prescription of each medication taken by
a client must be maintained by the facility.
(7) When psychotropic or other regularly
taken medications are prescribed by a physician, these medications should be
reviewed by the physician at least on a quarterly basis, and more often if