4723.68 Limitation of liability of delegating nurse or person reporting medication error.

(A) A registered nurse, or licensed practical nurse acting at the direction of a registered nurse, who delegates medication administration to a medication aide who holds a current, valid medication aide certificate issued under this chapter is not liable in damages to any person or government entity in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property that allegedly arises from an action or omission of the medication aide in performing the medication administration, if the delegating nurse delegates the medication administration in accordance with this chapter and the rules adopted under this chapter.

(B) A person employed by a nursing home or residential care facility that uses medication aides pursuant to section 4723.64 of the Revised Code who reports in good faith a medication error at the nursing home or residential care facility is not subject to disciplinary action by the board of nursing or any other government entity regulating that person's professional practice and is not liable in damages to any person or government entity in a civil action for injury, death, or loss to person or property that allegedly results from reporting the medication error.

Cite as R.C. § 4723.68

History. Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.194, HB 303, §1, eff. 3/20/2013.

Effective Date: 06-30-2005