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          44:80:07:06.  Medication administration.    Each medication administered by facility staff shall be recorded in the resident's medical record and signed by the person responsible. Medication errors and drug reactions shall be reported to the resident's Medicare certified hospice provider and an entry made in the resident’s medical record. Abbreviations and chemical symbols may be carried out only if the facility has a standard list of abbreviations and symbols provided by the Medicare certified hospice agency. All medications shall be administered to residents by personnel acting under delegation of a licensed nurse, or individual licensed to administer medications.


          A person may not administer medications that have been prepared by another person, other than a pharmacist.


          Medication administration shall comply with §§ 44:80:08:02 to 44:80:08:05, inclusive, and with the requirements for training in §§ 20:48:04.01:14 and 20:48:04.01:15 and for supervision in § 20:48:04.01:02. A nurse shall provide an orientation to the unlicensed assistive personnel who will administer medications. The orientation shall be specific to the facility and relevant to the residents receiving administered medications. A registered nurse shall provide medication administration training annually pursuant to § 20:48:04:01 to any unlicensed assistive personnel employed by the facility who will be administering medications.


          Source: 42 SDR 51, effective October 13, 2015.

          General Authority: SDCL 34-12-13(9).

          Law Implemented: SDCL 34-12-13(9).


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