SECTION 1. Section 72 of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 72AA the following section:-
Section 72BB. (a) As used in this section the following word shall have the following meaning:-
“Certified medication aide,” any employee of a facility who has completed a department-certified medication administration training program and is therefore qualified to dispense medication to patients in the facility.
(b) The department shall establish rules and regulations to establish a medication administration training and certification program for medication aides. The regulations shall include: (1) provisions for continuing education requirements for certified medication aides; (2) requirements for re-certification of certified medication aides on a biennial basis; (3) fees for the issuance of certification to certified medication aides; and (4) standards for qualification of applicants for certification, including the applicant's criminal history, work record, and prohibitions against behavior which may be potentially harmful to patients.
(c) The department may promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.