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The 2020 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 464
NURSING
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F.S. 464.2035
464.2035 Administration of medication.
(1) A certified nursing assistant may administer oral, transdermal, ophthalmic, otic, rectal, inhaled, enteral, or topical prescription medication to a patient of a home health agency if the certified nursing assistant has been delegated such task by a registered nurse licensed under part I of this chapter, has satisfactorily completed an initial 6-hour training course approved by the board, and has been found competent to administer medication to a patient in a safe and sanitary manner. The training, determination of competency, and initial and annual validation required under this section must be conducted by a registered nurse licensed under this chapter or a physician licensed under chapter 458 or chapter 459.
(2) A certified nursing assistant shall annually and satisfactorily complete 2 hours of inservice training in medication administration and medication error prevention approved by the board, in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Administration. The inservice training is in addition to the other annual inservice training hours required under this part.
(3) The board, in consultation with the Agency for Health Care Administration, shall establish by rule standards and procedures that a certified nursing assistant must follow when administering medication to a patient of a home health agency. Such rules must, at a minimum, address qualification requirements for trainers, requirements for labeling medication, documentation and recordkeeping, the storage and disposal of medication, instructions concerning the safe administration of medication, informed-consent requirements and records, and the training curriculum and validation procedures.
History.s. 14, ch. 2020-9.