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55 Pa. Code § 2600.186. Prescription medications.

§ 2600.186. Prescription medications.

 (a)  Each prescription medication must be prescribed in writing by an authorized prescriber. Prescription orders shall be kept current.

 (b)  Prescription medications shall be used only by the resident for whom the prescription was prescribed.

 (c)  Changes in medication may only be made in writing by the prescriber, or in the case of an emergency, an alternate prescriber, except for circumstances in which oral orders may be accepted by nurses in accordance with regulations of the Department of State. The resident’s medication record shall be updated as soon as the home receives written notice of the change.

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