Section 770.7 - Medication and Medical Supplies

Section 770.7 Medication and Medical Supplies

(a) A VFCA Health Facility shall have policies and procedures applicable to medications and medical supplies that include, but are not limited to:

(1) Medications and supplies shall be secured, controlled and have measures in place to establish accountability of transactions. This includes the following documentation of all VFCA Health Facility-supplied medication and related supply transactions:

(i) Physical inventories of medications and sensitive medical supplies kept on site.

(ii) Reconciliation of inventory discrepancies as needed.

(iii) Disposition of expired medications.

(2) Compliance with Article 33 of Public Health Law standards for prescribing, dispensing, administering, storing and inventorying of controlled substances.

(3) Maintenance and implementation of guidelines for administering medications, including guidelines addressing all potential side effects and medication.

Effective Date: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Statutory Authority: 
Public Health Law, Section 2999-gg