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PDFWAC 246-865-030

Emergency kit.

(1) The contents and quantity of drugs and supplies in the emergency kit shall be determined by the pharmaceutical services committee as defined in WAC 246-865-010(9) which shall consider the number of residents to be served and their potential need for emergency medications.
(2) A copy of the approved list of contents shall be conspicuously posted on or near the kit.
(3) The emergency kit shall be used only for bonafide emergencies and only when medications cannot be obtained from a pharmacy in a timely manner.
(4) Records documenting the receipt and removal of drugs in the emergency kit shall be maintained by the nursing home and the supplying pharmacy.
(5) The pharmaceutical services committee shall be responsible for ensuring proper storage, security and accountability of the emergency kit
(a) The emergency kit shall be stored in a locked area or be locked itself;
(b) Emergency kit drugs shall be accessible only to licensed nurses as defined in WAC 246-865-010(6).
(6) The contents of the emergency kit, the approved list of contents, and all related records shall be made freely available and open for inspection to representatives of the board of pharmacy and the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 92-12-035 (Order 277B), § 246-865-030, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-865-030, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005(11). WSR 81-06-077 (Order 158), § 360-13-020, filed 3/4/81; Order 104, § 360-13-020, filed 12/5/69; Order 50, subsection 1-12, filed 3/28/67.]
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