TITLE 59: MENTAL HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
PART 116 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS
SECTION 116.50 ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS


 

Section 116.50  Administration of Medications

 

a)         Medications shall be administered in accordance with the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act [20 ILCS 1705] and the Illinois Nursing and Advanced Practice Nursing Act [225 ILCS 65].

 

b)         Non-licensed staff shall not administer any medication in an injectable form.

 

c)         A registered professional nurse, advanced practice nurse, physician licensed to practice medicine in all of its branches, or physician assistant shall be on duty or on call at all times in any program covered by this Part [20 ILCS 1705/15.4(j)].

 

d)         Authorized direct care staff shall not administer PRN medications unless there is a written protocol approved by a nurse-trainer and prescribing practitioner for each individual and for each medication.  A written protocol shall include the following information:

 

1)         the name of the individual;

 

2)         the name, route, and dosage form of the medication;

 

3)         dosage or quantity to be taken;

 

4)         frequency or times of administration;

 

5)         conditions for which the medication may be given;

 

6)         contraindications for the medications;

 

7)         a maximum or stop dosage;

 

8)         any necessary special directions and precautions for the medication's preparation and administration;

 

9)         common severe side or adverse effects or interactions and the action required if they occur; and

 

10)       proper storage.

 

e)         A facility may stock for use as PRN medications, and in accordance with subsection (d) above, only drugs that are regularly available without prescription at a commercial pharmacy, such as:  uncontrolled cough syrups, laxatives, and analgesics.  These shall be given to an individual only upon the written order of the physician, dentist, or podiatrist; shall be administered from the original containers; and shall be recorded in the individual's medication administration record (MAR).