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55 Pa. Code § 6100.466. Medication errors.

§ 6100.466. Medication errors.

 (a)  Medication errors include the following:

   (1)  Failure to administer a medication.

   (2)  Administration of the wrong medication.

   (3)  Administration of the wrong dose of medication.

   (4)  Failure to administer a medication at the prescribed time, which exceeds more than 1 hour before or after the prescribed time.

   (5)  Administration to the wrong person.

   (6)  Administration through the wrong route.

   (7)  Administration while the individual is in the wrong position.

   (8)  Improper preparation of the medication.

 (b)  A medication error shall be reported as an incident as specified in §  6100.401 (relating to types of incidents and timelines for reporting).

 (c)  A medication error shall be reported to the prescriber under any of the following conditions:

   (1)  As directed by the prescriber.

   (2)  If the medication is administered to the wrong person.

   (3)  If there is harm to the individual.

 (d)  Documentation of medication errors, follow-up action taken and the prescriber’s response, if applicable, shall be kept in the individual’s record.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  6100.401 (relating to types of incidents and timelines for reporting); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.469 (relating to exceptions); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.802 (relating to support coordination, targeted support management and base-funding support coordination); 55 Pa. Code §  6100.803 (relating to organized health care delivery system); and 55 Pa. Code §  6100.804 (relating to base-funding).

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