(1) Primary provider. There shall be an authorizing practitioner primarily responsible for the patient's medical care. There shall be a clear understanding between the authorizing practitioner, the patient, the home health care agency, and the pharmacy of the responsibilities of each in the areas of the delivery of care and the monitoring of the patient. This shall be documented in the patient's medication record system.
(2) A systematic process of medication use review must be designed, followed, and documented on an ongoing basis.
(3) Pharmacist-patient relationship. The pharmacist is responsible for seeing that the patient's compliance and adherence to a medication regimen is followed.
(4) Patient monitoring. The pharmacist will have access to clinical and laboratory data concerning each patient. Any abnormal values will be reported to the authorizing practitioner in a timely manner.
(5) Documentation. There must be documentation of ongoing drug therapy monitoring and assessment shall include but not be limited to:
(a) Therapeutic duplication in the patient's drug regimen;
(b) The appropriateness of the dose, frequency, and route of administration;
(c) Clinical laboratory or clinical monitoring methods to detect side effects, toxicity, or adverse effects and whether the findings have been reported to the authorizing practitioner.
(6) Patient training. The patient, the patient's agent, the authorizing practitioner, the home health care agency, or the pharmacy must demonstrate or document the patient's training and competency in managing this type of therapy in the home environment. A pharmacist is responsible for the patient training process in any area that relates to medication compounding, labeling, storage, stability, or incompatibility. The pharmacist must be responsible for seeing that the patient's competency in the above areas is reassessed on an ongoing basis.
(7) A pharmacist will verify that any parenteral product a patient has not received before will be administered under the supervision of a person authorized to manage anaphylaxis.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005
and chapter 18.64A
RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-871-070, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005
. WSR 90-03-055 (Order 026), § 360-16A-090, filed 1/17/90, effective 2/17/90.]