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      RS 37:1026.6     


§1026.6. Promulgation of rules and regulations

            A. The department, in consultation with an advisory committee to be comprised of one representative each, designated by the chief elected or administrative officer, of the Louisiana State Nurses Association, Louisiana Board of Pharmacy, Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners, Louisiana State Board of Nursing, Louisiana State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program in the office of the governor, Board of Supervisors of Community and Technical Colleges, Louisiana Nursing Home Association, and Louisiana Assisted Living Association shall promulgate rules and regulations pursuant to the Administrative Procedure Act for the enforcement of this Part.

            B. The rules and regulations shall include but not be limited to:

            (1) Establishment of a medication administration course of not less than one hundred hours.

            (2) Establishment of standards, curricula, and training requirements for a medication administration course for certified medication attendants, including but not limited to:

            (a) Legal aspects of medication administration.

            (b) Roles of health care providers in relation to medication administration.

            (c) Responsibilities of medication administration.

            (d) Definitions.

            (e) Terminology.

            (f) Classification.

            (g) Measurement of medications.

            (h) Identification of residents.

            (i) Documentation.

            (j) Effects of medications.

            (k) Distribution, care, and handling of medications.

            (3) Examination and certification of medication attendants.

            (4) Performance evaluations for certified medication attendants.

            (5) Application for and issuance, renewal, suspension, and revocation of certificates of medication attendants.

            (6) Ratios of supervising licensed nurses to medication attendants in licensed long-term care facilities.

            (7) Appeal procedures.

            (8) Analysis of statistical data pertaining to medication error rates, resident outcomes, and satisfaction.

            (9) Evaluation of the training program to determine its effectiveness.

            (10) Preparation and delivery of annual interim reports to the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare and the House Committee on Health and Welfare for purposes of performance evaluation and continuance.

            Acts 2007, No. 293, §1, eff. July 9, 2007; Acts 2011, No. 50, §1; Acts 2022, No. 112, §1.

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