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PDFWAC 388-76-10470

Medication—Timing—Special directions.

(1) The adult family home must ensure medications are given:
(a) At the specific time(s) ordered by the practitioner; and
(b) As follows, when the practitioner does not order a medication to be given at a specific time:
(i) One time per day, approximately every twenty four hours;
(ii) Two times a day, approximately twelve hours apart;
(iii) Three times a day, approximately six hours apart; and
(iv) Four times a day, approximately four hours apart.
(2) The home must ensure all directions given by the practitioner are followed when assisting or giving each resident medication. This includes but is not limited to:
(a) Before meals;
(b) After meals;
(c) With or without food; and
(d) At bed time.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, § 388-76-10470, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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