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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice
9/23/2020

12VAC5-391-395. Medication Errors and Drug Reactions.

A. In the event of a medication error or adverse drug reaction, employees shall promptly notify the patient's physician, the medical director, the nurse and the patient's family and shall take action as directed. Adverse outcomes of medication errors or drug reactions shall also be reported to the OLC within 48 consecutive hours of the event.

B. Actions taken shall be documented in the patient's record.

C. The hospice program shall review all medication errors at least quarterly as part of its quality assurance program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 27, Issue 11, eff. March 2, 2011.

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