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55 Pa. Code § 6100.461. Self-administration.


§ 6100.461. Self-administration.

 (a)  The provider shall provide an individual who has a prescribed medication with assistance, as needed, for the individual’s self-administration of the medication.

 (b)  Assistance in the self-administration of medication includes helping the individual to remember the schedule for taking the medication, offering the individual the medication at the prescribed times, opening a medication container and storing the medication in a secure place.

 (c)  The provider shall provide or arrange for assistive technology to assist the individual to self-administer medications.

 (d)  The individual plan must identify if the individual is unable to self-administer medications.

 (e)  To be considered able to self-administer medications, an individual shall do all of the following:

   (1)  Recognize and distinguish the individual’s medication.

   (2)  Know how much medication is to be taken.

   (3)  Know when the medication is to be taken. Assistance may be provided by staff persons to remind the individual of the schedule and to offer the medication at the prescribed times as specified in subsection (b).

   (4)  Take or apply the individual’s own medication with or without the use of assistive technology.

Cross References

   This section cited in 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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