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PDFWAC 246-341-0713

Outpatient servicesMedication monitoring services.

(1) Medication monitoring services occur face-to-face and:
(a) Include one-on-one cueing, observing, and encouraging an individual to take medication as prescribed;
(b) Include reporting any pertinent information related to the individual's adherence to the medication back to the agency that is providing psychiatric medication services; and
(c) May take place at any location and for as long as it is clinically necessary.
(2) An agency providing medication monitoring services must:
(a) Ensure that the staff positions responsible for providing either medication monitoring, or delivery services, or both, are clearly identified in the agency's medication monitoring services policy;
(b) Have appropriate policies and procedures in place when the agency providing medication monitoring services maintains or delivers medication to the individual that address:
(i) The maintenance of a medication log documenting the type and dosage of medications, and the time and date;
(ii) Reasonable precautions that need to be taken when transporting medications to the intended individual and to assure staff safety during the transportation; and
(iii) The prevention of contamination of medication during delivery, if delivery is provided.
(c) Ensure that the individual's clinical record includes documentation of medication monitoring services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 71.24.037, 71.05.560, 71.34.380, 18.205.160, 71.24.037 and chapters 71.05, 71.24, and 71.34 RCW. WSR 21-12-042, § 246-341-0713, filed 5/25/21, effective 7/1/21.]
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