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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXIX
PUBLIC HEALTH
Chapter 400
NURSING HOMES AND RELATED HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
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F.S. 400.9976
400.9976 Administration of medication.
(1) An individual medication administration record must be maintained for each client. A dose of medication, including a self-administered dose, shall be properly recorded in the client’s record. A client who self-administers medication shall be given a pill organizer. Medication must be placed in the pill organizer by a nurse. A nurse shall document the date and time that medication is placed into each client’s pill organizer. All medications must be administered in compliance with orders of a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse.
(2) If an interdisciplinary team determines that self-administration of medication is an appropriate objective, and if the physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse does not specify otherwise, the client must be instructed by the physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse to self-administer his or her medication without the assistance of a staff person. All forms of self-administration of medication, including administration orally, by injection, and by suppository, shall be included in the training. The client’s physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse must be informed of the interdisciplinary team’s decision that self-administration of medication is an objective for the client. A client may not self-administer medication until he or she demonstrates the competency to take the correct medication in the correct dosage at the correct time, to respond to missed doses, and to contact the appropriate person with questions.
(3) Medication administration discrepancies and adverse drug reactions must be recorded and reported immediately to a physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse.
History.s. 1, ch. 2015-25; s. 35, ch. 2018-106.