Effective date: 5/4/2015
(1) Each nurse registry shall disseminate to its independent contractor nurses the procedures required by chapter 464, F.S., and the rules of the Agency for Health Care Administration governing the administration of drugs and biologicals to patients.
Terms Used In Florida Regulations 59A-18.013
- Caregiver: means a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, certified nursing assistant, home health aide, homemaker or companion that is referred by a nurse registry to provide services to patients. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
- Independent Contractor: means a person who contracts through a referral from a nurse registry. See Florida Regulations 59A-18.002
(a) An order for medications to be administered by the licensed nurse shall be dated and signed by the attending physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse as required in section 400.506(13), F.S.;
(b) An order for medications shall contain the name of the patient, the name of the drug, dosage, frequency, method or site of injection, and order from the physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse if the patient or caregiver are to be taught to give the medication; and,
(c) A verbal order for medication or change in the medication orders from the physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse shall be taken by a licensed registered nurse, reduced to writing, to include the patient’s name, the date, time, order received, signature and title. The physician, physician assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse shall acknowledge the telephone order within 30 days by signing and dating the orders. A verbal order or change in medication order shall be on file in the clinical record at the nurse registry within 30 days.
Rulemaking Authority 400.497, 400.506 FS. Implements Florida Statutes § 400.497, 400.506. History—New 2-9-93, Amended 1-27-94, 12-24-00, 3-15-07, 5-4-15.