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24.159.916    STANDARDS RELATED TO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A MEDICATION AIDE II

(1) The medication aide II shall:

(a) practice only in a long-term care facility licensed to provide skilled nursing care as defined by 50-5-101, MCA;

(b) practice under the supervision of a professional or practical nurse who holds an unencumbered Montana nursing license and is on the premises;

(c) administer medications only by allowable routes as defined in ARM 24.159.901, except insulin may be subcutaneously injected from a labeled and preset or predrawn insulin delivery device;

(d) notify the supervising nurse if the medication aide II has observed a change in the patient's physical or mental condition; and

(e) follow the conduct rules as found in ARM 24.159.2301.

(2) A medication aide II cannot:

(a) administer PRN medication as defined in ARM 24.159.301;

(b) convert or calculate dosages;

(c) accept and process medication order changes; or

(d) provide information or education to a patient beyond basic knowledge of medications and medication administration.

History: 37-8-426, MCA; IMP, 37-8-424, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2144, Eff. 10/14/11.

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