Nurses may only delegate medication administration tasks to a registered medication aide for patients/residents who are in a skilled nursing facility, nursing home, or hospital.
- To promote safe care, a nurse must follow the delegation and supervision requirements in ARSD 20:48:04.01:01 and 20:48:04.01:02.
- Nurses who delegate medication administration in a hospital setting must provide direct supervision, as defined in ARSD 20:48:01:01.
- Annual skills competency validation should be completed; use the Board's checklist or a facility specific checklist.
The following medication administration tasks may be delegated to a registered UMA:
- Administration of scheduled medications by the following routes:
- oral, sublingual, eye, ear, nasal, rectal, topical, transdermal, vaginal, and inhalation;
- Measurement of a prescribed amount of liquid medication or crushing a tablet for administration, if a licensed nurse, physician, or pharmacist has calculated the dose; and
- Administration of schedule II controlled substances that are prescribed and labeled in a container for a specific client.