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EVALUATOR MANUAL

GENERAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

80075

HEALTH-RELATED SERVICES (Continued)

80075

(n)(2)

POLICY

Over-the-counter preparations/medications should have the client’s name on the container, without obscuring the manufacturer’s label or the instructions for use of the product. By turning an over-the-counter medication over to the licensee to store, the client is entrusting the medication to the licensee, thus invoking the California Code of Regulations Section 80026, Safeguards for Cash Resources, Personal Property and Valuables. In order to prevent loss of the client’s medication by having it used for others it must be identified as belonging to a given person.

POLICY

Containers of medication samples provided by the client’s physician should contain all information required by this section except the prescription number and pharmacy name.

PROCEDURE

See Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for General Licensing Requirements Section 80075(b) for additional information about prescription labels for PRN (as needed) medications.

For facilities with a capacity of more than 20 clients, review a random sample of

10 percent of the clients’ medication containers. If the capacity is less than 20,

of

the

clients’

medications.

Compare

the

information on the records required by Section

information on the containers 80075(n)(7)(A) (H).

review all with the

(n)(3)

PROCEDURE

Check medication labels for storage instructions such as temperature requirements. If not indicated, medications should be stored at room temperature, between 59 degrees Fahrenheit and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If the label indicates “refrigerate or store below 45 degrees Fahrenheit, the medication should be stored in a refrigerator between 36 degrees Fahrenheit and 46 degrees Fahrenheit. If the medication is not stored at the appropriate temperature, cite this section.

Check to ensure that all containers have secure caps or lids. Paper envelopes are not acceptable storage containers.

(n)(4)

PROCEDURE

Check labels to determine if someone other than the issuing pharmacist has altered the prescription container label. If the doctor changes the frequency or amount of the dosage, the facility should have a system of flagging or noting the change without altering the

label. The following procedure is reco _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ mmended: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

08GLR-02

May 2008

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