24.159.915 STANDARDS RELATED TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MEDICATION AIDE I
(1) The medication aide I shall:
(a) practice under the general supervision of a nurse with an unencumbered Montana license;
(b) practice only in an assisted living facility as defined by 50-5-101, MCA;
(c) administer only medications that are in:
(i) a unit dose package; or
(ii) a prefilled medication holder;
(d) administer only PRN and routine medications as defined in ARM 24.159.301;
(e) administer medications only by allowable routes as defined in ARM 24.159.901, except:
(i) insulin may be subcutaneously injected from a labeled and preset or predrawn insulin delivery device; and
(f) notify the supervising nurse if:
(i) the patient has a change in medication and the medication is not available as described in (1)(c); or
(ii) the medication aide has observed a change in the patient's physical or mental condition.
History: 37-1-131, 37-8-202, MCA; IMP, 37-8-202, 37-8-422, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 2393, Eff. 10/8/04; TRANS, from Commerce, & AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2035, Eff. 8/25/06; AMD, 2011 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 10/14/11.