(1) Each home infusion therapy agency, and any contracted party providing services to the patient, together, shall:

(a) provide the patient or the patient's caregiver with education and counseling on proper storage, scheduling, and risks associated with specific drugs and infusion therapy in general, the proper disposal of unused or outdated medications, and document the counseling sessions in the patient's medical record;

(b) provide to the patient and/or patient caregiver written educational material which must include at a minimum:

(i) drug information sheets for prescribed therapy;

(ii) compounding, admix technique, adding medications to solutions, and withdrawing medications from vials;

(iii) function, operation, and troubleshooting durable medical equipment when prescribed; and

(iv) supplies and training for safe and proper handling and disposal of antineoplastic, infectious, and hazardous waste.

(c) reassess on an ongoing basis, the patient's competency or the patient's caregiver's competency, in managing home infusion therapy in the home environment and document the reassessment process in the patient's medical.

History: 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, 50-5-103, 50-5-213, MCA; NEW, 1996 MAR p. 2587, Eff. 10/4/96; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 185; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 1668, Eff. 9/25/09.