WSR 97-09-062

INTERPRETIVE STATEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

[Filed April 21, 1997, 2:11 p.m.]

notice of adoption of interpretive statement


Title: Is it considered medication assistance or medication administration when someone assists a patient in getting pills out of a blister or bubble pack?

Issuing Entity: Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.

Subject: The commission issued an advisory opinion in response to the request from the Department of Social and Health Services.

Effective Date: March 14, 1997.

Contact Person: Jeanne E. Vincent, RN, MS, Associate Nurse Practice Manager, Department of Health, Nursing Care Commission, P.O. Box 47864, Olympia, WA 98504-7864, (360) 664-2881.

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