Minnesota Home Health Care Medication Administration Rules
Minnesota Home Health Care Medication Administration Rules

Minnesota Home Health Medication Regulations

Medication Administration. Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144A.43, Subd. 10., medication. “medication” means a prescription or over-the-counter drug. For purposes of this chapter only, medication includes dietary supplements.

Subd. 11. “Medication administration” means performing a set of tasks to ensure a client takes medications, and includes the following:

(1) checking the client’s medication record;

(2) preparing the medication as necessary;

(3) administering the medication to the client;

(4) documenting the administration or reason for not administering the medication; and

(5) reporting to a nurse any concerns about the medication, the client, or the client’s refusal to take the medication.

Subd. 12. Medication management. “Medication management” means the provision of any of the following medication-related services to a client:

(1) performing medication setup;

(2) administering medication;

(3) storing and securing medications;

(4) documenting medication activities;

(5) verifying and monitoring effectiveness of systems to ensure safe handling and administration;

(6) coordinating refills;

(7) handling and implementing changes to prescriptions;

(8) communicating with the pharmacy about the client’s medications; and

(9) coordinating and communicating with the prescriber.

Subd. 13. Medication setup. “Medication setup” means arranging medications by a nurse, pharmacy, or authorized prescriber for later administration by the client or by comprehensive home care staff.

Over the Counter Medication Definition

Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 144A.43, Subd. 16. Over-the-counter drug. “Over-the-counter drug” means a drug that is not required by federal law to bear the symbol “Rx only.”

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore has decades of experience and handles the following types of elder abuse claims and others:

Fall injury / Injuries

Medication Errors



Physical Abuse

Infectious Disease

Sexual Abuse

Wandering & Elopement

Infectious Diseases (MRSA, C-Diff)

Elder Burn Injuries

Choking & Asphyxiation

Breathing Tube Care

Urinary Infections & Sepsis

Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

Violation of Resident Rights

Nursing Home Suspicions

Patient Lift Injuries and Other Improper Use of Medical Equipment

Wrongful Death

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