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PDFWAC 110-305-3325

Medication storage.

(1) The licensee and program staff must store all medications, as well as vitamins, herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and pet medications as described in the following table:
(a) In a locked container or cabinet until used; or
(b) Inaccessible to children. The licensee must keep emergency rescue medications listed in subsection (3)(a)(i) through (vi) of this section inaccessible but available for emergency use to meet the individual's emergency medical needs.
(2) The licensee and program staff must store all controlled substances in a locked container.
Medication Storage Table
This list is not inclusive of all possible items in each category. Medications must be maintained as directed on the medication label, including refrigeration if applicable.
(3)
If the medication is a (an):
The medication must be stored in a locked container or cabinet.
The medication must be stored inaccessible to children.
(a)
Individual's emergency rescue medications:
 
 
(i)
Any medication used to treat an allergic reaction;
 
X
(ii)
Nebulizer medication;
 
X
(iii)
Inhaler;
 
X
(iv)
Bee sting kit;
 
X
(v)
Seizure medication;
 
X
(vi)
Other medication needed for emergencies.
 
X
(b)
Nonprescription medications, including herbal or natural:
 
 
(i)
Pain reliever, cough syrup, cold or flu medication;
X
 
(ii)
Vitamins, all types including natural;
X
 
(iii)
Topical nonprescription medication;
 
X
(iv)
Hand sanitizer, when not in use.
 
X
(c)
Prescription medication:
 
 
(i)
Intended use -Topical;
X
 
(ii)
Intended use -Ingestible, inhaled or by injection.
X
 
(d)
Pet medications (all types).
X
 
[WSR 18-14-078, recodified as § 110-305-3325, filed 6/29/18, effective 7/1/18. Statutory Authority: Chapter 43.215 RCW. WSR 12-23-057, § 170-294-3325 (codified as WAC 170-297-3325), filed 11/19/12, effective 12/20/12.]
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