TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1300 NURSE PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1300.670 MEDICATION AIDE SCOPE OF PRACTICE


 

Section 1300.670  Medication Aide Scope of Practice

 

Practice as a medication aide means a person assists with medication administration while under the supervision of a registered professional nurse (RN) in a long term care facility.

 

a)         A licensed medication aide may only practice in a qualified facility.

 

b)         Licensed medication aides must be supervised by and receive delegation by a registered nurse that is on duty and present in the facility at all times when a licensed medication aide is administering medication.

 

c)         Licensed medication aides shall not have a direct-care assignment when scheduled to work as a licensed medication aide, but may assist residents as needed.

 

d)         Licensed medication aides shall not administer any medication until a physician has conducted an initial assessment of the resident.

 

e)         Licensed medication aides shall not administer any Schedule II controlled substances as set forth in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, and may not administer any subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, or intravenous

medication. (Section 80-20 of the Act)

 

(Source:  Added at 39 Ill. Reg. 15764, effective November 24, 2015)