Rule 44:04:08:02 Policies and procedures.
44:04:08:02. Policies and procedures. Methods and written
policies and procedures must be established to include the manner of issuance,
proper storage, control, accountability, and administration of medications or
drugs in each hospital or nursing facility. If any patient or resident is
permitted to self-administer medications, the facility's policies and
procedures related to self-administered drugs must include a description of the
responsibilities of the patient or resident, the patient's or resident's family
members, and the facility staff. The facility must provide written educational
material explaining to the patient or resident and the patient's or resident's
family the patient's or resident's rights and responsibilities associated with
self-administration. Each nursing facility must keep a list of the following in
the drug storage area for reference:
(1) Generic and trade names
for drugs substituted within the facility;
(2) Drugs with unique
requirements for administration, used within the facility, including enteric
coatings, sublingual, buccal, and sustained release
dosage forms; and
(3) Drugs controlled under
SDCL 34-20B that are used within the facility.
SL 1975, ch 16, § 1; 6 SDR 93, effective July 1,
1980; 14 SDR 81, effective December 10, 1987; 22 SDR 70, effective November 19,
1995; 24 SDR 90, effective January 4, 1998; 28 SDR 83, effective December 16,
2001; 29 SDR 81, effective December 11, 2002.
Authority: SDCL 34-12-13.
Implemented: SDCL 34-12-13.
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