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WVC 30 - 7 D- 6 §30-7D-6. Scope of work.

     (a) (1) A medication assistive person may perform the delegated nursing function of medication administration and related tasks in accordance with rules promulgated by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses.

     (2) A medication assistive person shall perform medication administration and related tasks only:

     (A) At a designated facility; and

     (B) Under the supervision of a registered professional nurse.

     (3) (A) Medication administration is limited to the administration of nonprescription and legend drugs ordered by an authorized prescriber and only by the following methods:

     (i) Orally;

     (ii) Topically;

     (iii) Drops for eye, ear or nose;

     (iv) Vaginally;

     (v) Rectally;

     (vi) Transdermally; and

     (vii) Via oral inhaler.

     (B) Medication administration by a medication assistive person may not include controlled substances.

     (b) A medication assistive person may not:

     (1) Receive, have access to or administer any controlled substance;

     (2) Administer parenteral, enteral, or injectable medications;

     (3) Administer any substances by nasogastric, oralgastric or gastrostomy tubes;

     (4) Calculate drug dosages;

     (5) Destroy medication;

     (6) Receive orders either in writing or verbally for new or changed medications;

     (7) Transcribe orders from the medical record;

     (8) Order initial medications;

     (9) Evaluate medication error reports;

     (10) Perform treatments;

     (11) Conduct patient assessments or evaluations; or

     (12) Engage in patient teaching activities.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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