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      RS 37:1032     


§1032.  Authorized procedures

Direct service workers may perform any or all of the following tasks for an individual who is in stable condition only when the task may be performed according to exact directions and there is no need to alter the standard procedure and the results are predictable:

(1)  Administration of oral and topical medication, ointments, suppositories, or a pre-measured dosage unit provided by the manufacturer of an oral inhalant aerosol as ordered by an authorized prescriber.  Any medication administered by a direct service worker under this Part shall be in a container which meets acceptable pharmaceutical standards and is marked with clear instructions, the prescriber's name, the prescription number, if any, and the name of medication, dosage, and route.  Under no condition shall a direct service worker administer medications not in compliance with the provisions of this Section.

(2)  Provision of routine hydration, nutrition, or medication by way of an established gastro-tube.

(3)  Other non-complex tasks which may be delegated by the registered nurse to the direct service worker pursuant to rules promulgated pursuant to this Part.

Acts 2005, No. 451, §1, eff. July 11, 2005.

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