5123.43 Training courses for administration of prescribed medications, performance of health-related activities, and performance of tube feedings.

(A) The department of developmental disabilities shall develop courses for the training of MR/DD personnel in the administration of prescribed medications, performance of health-related activities, and performance of tube feedings pursuant to the authority granted under section 5123.42 of the Revised Code. The department may develop separate or combined training courses for the administration of prescribed medications, performance of health-related activities, and performance of tube feedings. Training in the administration of prescribed medications through gastrostomy and jejunostomy tubes may be included in a course providing training in tube feedings. Training in the administration of insulin may be developed as a separate course or included in a course providing training in the administration of other prescribed medications.

(B)

(1) The department shall adopt rules in accordance with section 5123.46 of the Revised Code that specify the content and length of the training courses developed under this section. The rules may include any other standards the department considers necessary for the training courses.

(2) In adopting rules that specify the content of a training course or part of a training course that trains MR/DD personnel in the administration of prescribed medications, the department shall ensure that the content includes all of the following:

(a) Infection control and universal precautions;

(b) Correct and safe practices, procedures, and techniques for administering prescribed medication;

(c) Assessment of drug reaction, including known side effects, interactions, and the proper course of action if a side effect occurs;

(d) The requirements for documentation of medications administered to each individual;

(e) The requirements for documentation and notification of medication errors;

(f) Information regarding the proper storage and care of medications;

(g) Information about proper receipt of prescriptions and transcription of prescriptions into an individual's medication administration record, except when the MR/DD personnel being trained will administer prescribed medications only to residents of a residential facility with seventeen or more resident beds who are participating in a field trip, as specified in division (A)(9) of section 5123.42 of the Revised Code;

(h) Course completion standards that require successful demonstration of proficiency in administering prescribed medications;

(i) Any other material or course completion standards that the department considers relevant to the administration of prescribed medications by MR/DD personnel.

Amended by 128th General Assemblych.28, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.

Effective Date: 03-31-2003