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PDFWAC 388-107-0390

Use of routine psychopharmacologic medications.

When the resident is using a psychopharmacologic medication on a routine basis, the facility must ensure that:
(1) The medication is prescribed by a physician or health care professional with prescriptive authority;
(2) The resident's person-centered service plan includes strategies and modifications of the environment and staff behavior to address the symptoms for which the medication is prescribed;
(3) Changes in medication only occur when the prescriber decides it is medically necessary;
(4) The resident's record includes documentation about the specific symptom or behavior that caused the physician to order the medication and what is required of the resident before the medication may be discontinued;
(5) The resident's record includes documentation that the resident, guardian, or legal representative, if any, was informed of the need for the psychopharmacologic medication; and
(6) Antipsychotic medications are administered in a manner consistent with RCW 70.97.040 and 70.97.050.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.97.230 and HCBS Final Rule 42 C.F.R. WSR 16-14-078, § 388-107-0390, filed 7/1/16, effective 8/1/16. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.97 RCW. WSR 14-19-071, § 388-107-0390, filed 9/12/14, effective 10/13/14.]
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