(1) For the purposes of this section "altering a medication" means the alteration of prescribed or over the counter medications and includes, but is not limited to crushing tablets, cutting tablets in half; opening capsules and mixing powdered medications with food or liquids.
(2) The adult family home must consult with the practitioner or pharmacist before altering a medication and if the practitioner or pharmacist agrees with altering a medication, record the:
(b) Date; and
(c) Name of the person who provided the consultation.
(3) The home must ensure the resident is aware that a medication is:
(a) Altered; and/or
(b) Put in the resident's food or drink.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. 07-21-080, § 388-76-10465, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]