(A) Upon admission to a residential facility the staff of the facility shall document any currently prescribed medications for the child in accordance with rule 5101:2-42-66.2 of the Administrative Code.
(B) In consultation with the child's licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs, staff of each residential facility shall document each child's current regimen of medication:
(1) At the time of each semi-annual administrative case review.
(2) As often as directed and authorized by the child's licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs . A "licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs" has the same meaning as defined in section 4729.01 of the Revised Code.
(C) A residential facility shall only make adjustments to the regimen of medication as authorized by the licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs.
(D) In no event shall staff of a residential facility begin, alter, or suspend a child's or teenage mother's medication without the documented verbal or written approval of a licensed health professional authorized to prescribe drugs.
(E) If a child misses dosages of the medication:
(1) 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.
(2) 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.
(F) 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.
(G) No child shall be given any prescription medication which has not been prescribed for the child.
(H) 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 prescribed medications.
(I) All medication in a residential facility shall be stored in a safe place away from children except that an inhaler or other medication may be available to a person with a special health condition, who may need these for an emergency.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 6/13/2019 and 02/01/2025
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5103.03
Rule Amplifies: 5103.02, 5103.03
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1966, 10/01/1986, 01/01/1991, 09/01/2002, 01/01/2008, 03/01/2011, 07/01/2014