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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
6/25/2022

18VAC90-60-120. Disciplinary provisions for medication aides.

The board has the authority to deny, revoke, or suspend a registration issued, or to otherwise discipline a registrant upon proof that the registrant has violated any of the provisions of § 54.1-3007 of the Code of Virginia. For the purpose of establishing allegations to be included in the notice of hearing, the board has adopted the following definitions:

1. Fraud or deceit in order to procure or maintain a registration shall mean, but shall not be limited to:

a. Filing false credentials;

b. Falsely representing facts on an application for initial registration, reinstatement or renewal of a registration; or

c. Giving or receiving assistance in taking the competency evaluation.

2. Unprofessional conduct shall mean, but shall not be limited to:

a. Performing acts beyond those authorized by the Code of Virginia and this chapter for practice as a medication aide;

b. Assuming duties and responsibilities within the practice of a medication aide without adequate training or when competency has not been maintained;

c. Obtaining supplies, equipment or drugs for personal or other unauthorized use;

d. Falsifying or otherwise altering client or drug records relating to administration of medication;

e. Falsifying or otherwise altering employer records, including falsely representing facts on a job application or other employment-related documents;

f. Abusing, neglecting or abandoning clients;

g. Having been denied a license, certificate, or registration or having had a license, certificate, or registration issued by the board revoked or suspended;

h. Giving to or accepting from a client property or money for any reason other than fee for service or a nominal token of appreciation;

i. Obtaining money or property of a client by fraud, misrepresentation or duress;

j. Entering into a relationship with a client that constitutes a professional boundary violation in which the medication aide uses his professional position to take advantage of a client's vulnerability, to include actions that result in personal gain at the expense of the client, an inappropriate personal involvement or sexual conduct with a client;

k. Violating state laws relating to the privacy of client information, including § 32.1-127.1:03 of the Code of Virginia;

l. Failing to follow provisions of the Medication Management Plan for the assisted living facility in which the aide is employed; or

m. Violating any provision of this chapter, including the standards of practice as set forth in 18VAC90-60-110.

3. For the purposes of interpreting provisions of subdivision 5 of § 54.1-3007 of the Code of Virginia, a pattern of medication errors may constitute practice that presents a danger to the health and welfare of clients or to the public.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3005 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 19, eff. July 1, 2007; Errata, 23:20 VA.R. 3378 June 11, 2007; amended, Volume 27, Issue 3, eff. November 10, 2010; Volume 35, Issue 20, eff. July 15, 2019.

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