The following limitations apply to the administration of medication or performance of health maintenance tasks by facility staff members:
(a) Injections or any parenteral medications may not be administered, except that prefilled insulin or insulin pens may be administered;
(b) Irrigations or debriding agents used in the treatment of a skin condition or minor abrasions may not be administered;
(c) No verbal medication orders may be accepted, no new medication orders shall be transcribed and no drug dosages may be converted and calculated; and
(d) No medications ordered by the physician or a health care
professional with legal prescriptive authority to be given "as
needed" may be administered unless the order is written with
specific parameters which preclude independent judgment.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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