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37.106.2621    MEDICATIONS

(1) If a client is required to take medication while at the center, the client must be capable of taking his/her own medications, with the following assistance from staff:

(a) reminding the client to take the medication at the proper time;

(b) removing medication containers from storage;

(c) assisting with removal of a cap;

(d) guiding the hand of the client; and

(e) observing the client take the medication.

(2) All medications must remain in locked storage until the client is discharged.

(3) The center must maintain for each client a medication administration record listing all medications used and all doses taken or not taken by the client.

History: Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-5-103, MCA; NEW, 1994 MAR p. 1838, Eff. 7/8/94; TRANS, from DHES, 2002 MAR p. 185.

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