4723.071 Administrative rules for nursing delegation as it applies to DD personnel who administer prescribed medications, perform health-related activities, and perform tube feedings.

(A) As used in this section, "health-related activities," "MR/DD personnel," "prescribed medication," and "tube feeding" have the same meanings as in section 5123.41 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board of nursing shall adopt rules as it considers necessary to govern nursing delegation as it applies to MR/DD personnel who administer prescribed medications, perform health-related activities, and perform tube feedings pursuant to the authority granted under section 5123.42 of the Revised Code. The board shall not establish in the rules any requirement that is inconsistent with the authority of MR/DD personnel granted under that section. The rules shall be adopted in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code.

(C) The board of nursing may accept complaints from any person or government entity regarding the performance or qualifications of MR/DD personnel who administer prescribed medications, perform health-related activities, and perform tube feedings pursuant to the authority granted under section 5123.42 of the Revised Code. The board shall refer all complaints received to the department of developmental disabilities. The board may participate in an investigation of a complaint being conducted by the department under section 5123.421 of the Revised Code.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.194, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 03-31-2003