MEDICATIONS


§ 6400.161. Storage of medications.

 (a)  Prescription and nonprescription medications shall be kept in their original containers, except for medications of individuals who self-administer medications and keep the medications in personal daily or weekly dispensing containers.

 (b)  Prescription and potentially toxic nonprescription medications shall be kept in an area or container that is locked, unless it is documented in each individual’s assessment that each individual in the home can safely use or avoid toxic materials.

 (c)  Prescription and potentially toxic nonprescription medications stored in a refrigerator shall be kept in a separate locked container, unless it is documented in each individual’s assessment that each individual in the home can safely use or avoid toxic materials.

 (d)  Prescription and nonprescription medications shall be stored under proper conditions of sanitation, temperature, moisture and light.

 (e)  Discontinued prescription medications shall be disposed of in a safe manner.

Source

   The provisions of this §  6400.161 amended through January 22, 1982, effective March 1, 1982, 12 Pa.B. 384; amended August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (133695).

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6400.273 (relating to exceptions).



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