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PDFWAC 388-76-10463


For residents who are given psychopharmacologic medications, the adult family home must ensure:
(1) The resident assessment indicates that a psychopharmacologic medication is necessary to treat the resident's medical symptoms;
(2) The drug is prescribed by a physician or health care professional with prescriptive authority;
(3) The resident's negotiated care plan includes strategies and modifications of the environment and staff behavior to address the symptoms for which the medication is prescribed;
(4) Changes in medication only occur when the prescriber decides it is medically necessary; and
(5) The resident or resident representative is aware the resident is taking the psychopharmacologic medication and its purpose.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.128 RCW. WSR 16-20-095, § 388-76-10463, filed 10/4/16, effective 11/4/16; WSR 16-06-004, § 388-76-10463, filed 2/17/16, effective 4/1/16.]
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