2017 ORS 678.445¹
Administration of noninjectable medication by nursing assistant
  • rules

(1) It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly that the Oregon State Board of Nursing adopt by rule, subject to ORS 678.155 (Restrictions on certain standards prescribed by board), standards that allow a nursing assistant in a long term care facility to administer noninjectable medication under the direct supervision of or as delegated by a registered nurse.

(2) If a nurse employed by the long term care facility questions the efficacy, need or safety of continuation of medications dispensed by that nurse or by another employee of the facility to a patient, the nurse shall report that question to the physician or nurse practitioner who ordered or authorized the medication and shall seek further instructions concerning the continuation of the medication. [1979 c.770 §18; 2017 c.129 §1]

Chapter 678

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Disclosure by Board of Nursing of names, business and home addresses of registered and licensed practical nurses, (1982) Vol. 42, p 382; licensing require­ments for hospital technicians employed by state correc­tional facilities, (1987) Vol 45, p 188

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 678—Nurses; Nursing Home Administrators, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 678, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano678.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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