10A NCAC 06R .0505       MEDICATIONS

(a)  All adult day care programs shall have written policies on participant medication use, medication administration order changes and medical disposal.

(b)  Medications shall be administered according to the participant's medication schedule as defined in Rule .0508(a)(4) (E) of this Section or as authorized by the participant's caregiver. 

(c)  A record of all medications given to each participant shall be updated at a minimum of once every quarter and as needed and shall document the following:

(1)           participant's name;

(2)           name, dosage, quantity and route of the medication;

(3)           instructions for giving medication;

(4)           date and time medication is administered; and

(5)           name or initials of person giving the medication.  If initials are used, a signature equivalent to those initials shall be entered on this record.

(d)  Medications shall be kept in the original pharmacy containers in which they were dispensed.  The containers shall be labeled with the participant's full name, the name and strength of the medicine, and dosage and instructions for administration.  Medicines shall be kept in a locked location. 

(e)  Only adult day health or adult day care and day health combination programs shall enroll or serve participants who require intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous medications while attending the program.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D‑6; 143B‑153;

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2007; March 1, 1992; January 1, 1981;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.