Title Medication – Administration
Statute or Rule 58A-5.0185(4) FAC
(4) MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION.
(a) For facilities that provide medication administration, a staff member licensed to administer medications must be available to administer medications in accordance with a health care provider ‘ s order or prescription label.
(b) Unusual reactions or a significant change in the resident ‘ s health or behavior must be documented in the resident ‘ s record and reported immediately to the resident ‘ s health care provider. The contact with the health care provider must also be documented in the resident ‘ s record.
(c) Medication administration includes conducting any examination or testing, such as blood glucose testing, or other procedure necessary for the proper administration of medication that the resident cannot conduct personally and that can be performed by licensed staff.
(d) A facility that performs clinical laboratory tests for residents, including blood glucose testing, must be in compliance with the federal Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) and Part I of Chapter 483, F.S. A valid copy of the State Clinical Laboratory License, if required, and the federal CLIA Certificate must be maintained in the facility. A state license or federal CLIA certificate is not required if residents perform the test themselves or if a third party assists residents in performing the test. The facility is not required to maintain a State Clinical Laboratory License or a federal CLIA Certificate if facility staff assist residents in performing clinical laboratory testing with the residents ‘ equipment. Information about the State Clinical Laboratory License and federal CLIA Certificate is available from the Laboratory Unit, Agency for Health Care Administration, 2727 Mahan Drive, Mail Stop 32, Tallahassee, FL 32308; telephone (850) 412-4500.