§ 6400.163. Use of prescription medications.

 (a)  Prescription medications shall only be used by the individual for whom the medication was prescribed.

 (b)  If a medication is prescribed to treat symptoms of a diagnosed psychiatric illness, there shall be a written protocol as part of the ISP to address the social, emotional and environmental needs of the individual related to the symptoms of the diagnosed psychiatric illness.

 (c)  If a medication is prescribed to treat symptoms of a diagnosed psychiatric illness, there shall be a review with documentation by a licensed physician at least every 3 months that includes the reason for prescribing the medication, the need to continue the medication and the necessary dosage.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  6400.163 amended under sections 911 and 1021 of the Public Welfare Code (62 P.S. § §  911 and 1021).

Source

   The provisions of this §  6400.163 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595; amended August 27, 2010, effective August 28, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 4935. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (348951).



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