(a)  An adult care home shall permit residents who are competent and physically able to self-administer their medications if the following requirements are met:

(1)           the self-administration is ordered by a physician or other person legally authorized to prescribe medications in North Carolina and documented in the resident's record; and

(2)           specific instructions for administration of prescription medications are printed on the medication label.

(b)  When there is a change in the resident's mental or physical ability to self-administer or resident non-compliance with the physician's orders or the facility's medication policies and procedures, the facility shall notify the physician. A resident's right to refuse medications does not imply the inability of the resident to self-administer medications.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 131D-4.5; 143B-165;

Eff. July 1, 2005;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. March 6, 2018.