§ 5210.58. Drugs and medications.

 (a)  If medication is prescribed or dispensed by the facility, the requirements of applicable Federal and State drug statutes and regulations shall be met.

 (b)  Written policies and procedures providing for the safe dispensing and administration of drugs by the medical and nursing staff shall be in writing and on file. The policies shall include the following:

   (1)  Prescriptions shall be written only by the physician.

   (2)  Drugs shall be dispensed only on the order of a physician.

   (3)  Drugs shall be kept in a secure place.

   (4)  Each dose of medication administered by the facility shall be properly recorded in the patient’s medical record.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  5210.58b (relating to clarification of the term ‘‘written’’—statement of policy).

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