10A NCAC 13F .0403        QUALIFICATIONS OF MEDICATION STAFF

(a)  Adult care home staff who administer medications, hereafter referred to as medication aides, and staff who directly supervise the administration of medications shall have documentation of successfully completing the clinical skills validation portion of the competency evaluation according to Paragraphs (d) and (e) of Rule 10A NCAC 13F .0503 prior to the administration or supervision of the administration of medications.  Persons authorized by state occupational licensure laws to administer medications are exempt from this requirement.

(b)  Medication aides and their direct supervisors, except persons authorized by state occupational licensure laws to administer medications, shall successfully pass the written examination within 90 days after successful completion of the clinical skills validation portion of a competency evaluation according to Rule .0503 of this Section.

(c)  Medication aides and staff who directly supervise the administration of medications, except persons authorized by state occupational licensure laws to administer medications, shall complete six hours of continuing education annually related to medication administration.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2.16; 131D-4.5; 143B-165;

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2000; December 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 1, 2004;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2005.