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PDFWAC 246-826-200

Hospital or nursing home drug injection.

(1) Health care assistants certified in categories C, D, E or F and working in a hospital or nursing home may administer by injection the drugs listed in subsection (2) of this section if:
(a) Authorized and directed by a delegator; and
(b) It is within their scope of practice as identified in the table of WAC 246-826-100.
(2) Drugs authorized to be administered by injection include:
Antiinfective agents
Antineoplastic agents
Autonomic drugs
Blood derivatives
Blood formation and coagulation
Cardiovascular drugs
CNS agents
Diagnostic agents
Electrolytic, caloric and water balance
Gastrointestinal drugs
Gold compounds
Heavy metal antagonists
Hormones/synthetic substitutes
Local anesthetics
Radioactive agents
Serums toxoids, vaccines
Skin and mucous membrane agents
Smooth muscle relaxants
Unclassified therapeutic agents
(3) The schedule of drugs in subsection (2) of this section shall not include the following unless the delegator is physically present in the immediate area where the drug is administered:
(a) Any controlled substances as defined in RCW 69.50.101 (1)(d); or
(b) Any experimental drug; or
(c) Any cancer chemotherapy agent.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.135.030 and 2009 c 43. WSR 10-19-044, § 246-826-200, filed 9/13/10, effective 10/14/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.70.040. WSR 91-02-049 (Order 121), recodified as § 246-826-200, filed 12/27/90, effective 1/31/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.135.030. WSR 87-23-022 (Order PM 689), § 308-175-130, filed 11/12/87.]
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