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Subpart 1.

Pharmacy services.

A nursing home must arrange for the provision of pharmacy services.

Subp. 2.

Staff designated to administer medications.

A nurse or unlicensed nursing personnel, as described in part 4658.1360, must be designated as responsible for the administration of medications during each work period.

Subp. 3.

List of staff to administer medications.

A list of staff authorized to administer medications must be available at each nursing station.

Subp. 4.


A resident may self-administer medications if the comprehensive resident assessment and comprehensive plan of care as required in parts 4658.0400 and 4658.0405 indicate this practice is safe and there is a written order from the attending physician.

Subp. 5.

Medications administered by injection.

Medications for injection may be given only by a physician, physician assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, or licensed practical nurse, or may be self-administered by a resident in accordance with subpart 4.

Subp. 6.

Medications added to food.

Adding medication to a resident's food must be prescribed by the resident's physician and the resident, or the resident's legal guardian or designated representative, must consent to having medication added to food. This subpart does not apply to adding medication to food if the sole purpose is for resident ease in swallowing.

Subp. 7.

Administration requirements.

The administration of medications must include the complete procedure of checking the resident's record, transferring individual doses of the medication from the resident's prescription container, and distributing the medication to the resident.

Subp. 8.

Documentation of administration.

The name, date, time, quantity of dosage, and method of administration of all medications, and the signature of the nurse or authorized person who administered and observed the same must be recorded in the resident's clinical record. Documentation of the administration must take place following the administration of the medication. If administration of the medication was not completed as prescribed, the documentation must include the reason the administration was not completed, and the follow-up that was provided, such as notification of a registered nurse or the resident's attending physician.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 144A.04; 144A.08; 256B.431


20 SR 303; L 2014 c 291 art 4 s 58

Published Electronically:

July 3, 2014