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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 60. Regulations Governing the Registration of Medication Aides

18VAC90-60-110. Standards of practice.

A. A medication aide shall:

1. Document and report all medication errors and adverse reactions immediately to the licensed health care professional in the facility or to the client's prescriber;

2. Give all medications in accordance with the prescriber's orders and instructions for dosage and time of administration and document such administration in the client's record; and

3. Document and report any information giving reason to suspect the abuse, neglect, or exploitation of clients immediately to the licensed health care professional in the facility or to the facility administrator.

B. A medication aide shall not:

1. Transmit verbal orders to a pharmacy;

2. Make an assessment of a client or deviate from the medication regime ordered by the prescriber;

3. Mix, dilute, or reconstitute two or more drug products, with the exception of insulin or glucagon;

4. Administer by intramuscular or intravenous routes or medications via a nasogastric or percutaneous endoscopic gastric tube; or

5. Administer by subcutaneous route, except for insulin medications, glucagon, or auto-injectable epinephrine.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007, amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 23, eff. September 4, 2008; Volume 29, Issue 22, eff. August 15, 2013; Volume 33, Issue 11, eff. March 9, 2017.

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