§ 6400.168. Medications administration training.

 (a)  In a home serving eight or fewer individuals, a staff person who has completed and passed the Department’s Medications Administration Course is permitted to administer oral, topical and eye and ear drop prescription medications.

 (b)  In a home serving eight or fewer individuals, a staff person who has completed and passed the Department’s Medications Administration Course and who has completed and passed a diabetes patient education program within the past 12 months that meets the National Standards for Diabetes Patient Education Programs of the National Diabetes Advisory Board, 7550 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland 20205, is permitted to administer insulin injections to an individual who is under the care of a licensed physician who is monitoring the diabetes, if insulin is premeasured by licensed or certified medical personnel.

 (c)  Medications administration training of a staff person shall be conducted by an instructor who has completed the Department’s Medications Administration Course for trainers and is certified by the Department to train staff.

 (d)  A staff person who administers prescription medications and insulin injections to an individual shall complete and pass the Medications Administration Course Practicum annually.

 (e)  Documentation of the dates and locations of medications administration training for trainers and staff persons and the annual practicum for staff persons shall be kept.

Source

   The provisions of this §  6400.168 adopted August 9, 1991, effective November 8, 1991, 21 Pa.B. 3595.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6400.167 (relating to administration of prescription medications and injections).



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