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WAC 388-76-10435

Medication refusal.

(1) Each resident has the right to refuse to take medications.
(2) If the adult family home is assisting with or administering a resident's medications and the resident refuses to take or does not receive a prescribed medication:
(a) The home must notify the resident's practitioner; unless
(b) The provider, entity representative, resident manager or caregiver is a nurse or other health professional, acting within their scope of practice, is able to make a judgment about the impact of the resident's refusal.
(3) If the home becomes aware that a resident who self-administers, or takes their own medications, refuses to take a prescribed medication:
(a) The home must notify the practitioner; unless
(b) The provider, entity representative, resident manager or caregiver is a nurse or other health professional, acting within their scope of practice, is able to make a judgment about the impact of the resident's refusal.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 70.128.040 and chapters 70.128 and 74.34 RCW. WSR 07-21-080, ยง 388-76-10435, filed 10/16/07, effective 1/1/08.]
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