5101:2-9-14 Medications.

(A) Upon admission to a residential facility the staff of the facility shall document any currently prescribed medications for the child being admitted in accordance with rule 5101:2-42-66.2 of the Administrative Code. In consultation with the child's licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, staff of each residential facility shall review each child's current regimen of medication at least at the time of each semi-annual administrative case review or as often as directed by the child's licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs and, as authorized by the licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, make adjustments to that regimen as appropriate. In no event shall staff of a residential facility begin, alter, or suspend a child's or teenage mother's medication without the documented approval of a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs. If a child misses dosages of the medication for less than a forty-eight hour period, staff of the residential facility shall follow the instructions of the licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs or the pharmacy that filled the prescription before restarting the medication. If a child misses dosages of the medication for longer than a forty-eight hour period, staff of the residential facility shall contact the licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs or the pharmacist that filled the prescription and obtain written instruction on how to restart the medication. A "licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs" has the same meaning as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.

(B) Each staff person who is in any way responsible for administering medication to a child shall be provided with a written schedule of the child's medication. This schedule shall be maintained in each child's case record as required by rule 5101:2-5-10 of the Administrative Code and shall include, but is not limited to, the following instructions and information:

(1) The name of the child.

(2) The name of each medication to be administered.

(3) The proper dosage of each medication to be administered.

(4) The timetable for administration of medication.

(5) Instructions regarding administration of medication.

(6) Information concerning possible side effects of each medication as indicated by a physician, pharmacist or a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs.

(C) No child shall be given any prescription medication which has not been prescribed for the child.

(D) Each residential facility shall maintain a written cumulative record of all prescribed medication administered to a child during placement in the facility. The current record shall be located with the medication and shall reflect reasons for altered or missed dosages of medications.

(E) All medication in a residential facility shall be stored in a safe place away from children.

Effective: 03/01/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 08/09/2010 and 08/01/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02 , 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/66, 10/1/86, 1/1/91, 9/1/02, 1/1/08