(A) Each freestanding birthing center shall maintain an inventory of supplies and medications in the type and quantity necessary to meet the needs of and care for the number of patients served by the center.
(B) Each center shall establish and follow protocols in accordance with standards established by the American college of obstetrics and gynecology for the use of medications during labor or at the time of birth.
(C) Each center shall:
(1) Monitor the shelf life of all medications and supplies and dispose of expired items according to industry standards or practices;
(2) Secure, store or dispose of all disposable supplies such as needles and prescription pads appropriately in accordance with state and federal laws;
(3) Maintain controlled drugs in a double-locked secured cabinet and provide refrigeration for biologicals; and
(4) Establish and follow written policies and procedures for accountability of all medications and supplies.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/16/2016 and 02/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3702.13, 3702.30
Rule Amplifies: 3702.12, 3702.13, 3702.30
Prior Effective Dates: 1/13/1996