HB16-1424 - Qualified Medication Administration Personnel

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Qualifications For The Administration Of Medications In Facilities.

Under current law, the department of public health and environment (CDHPE) oversees the administration of medications in prisons, jails, mental health facilities, and other state facilities. Section 1 of the bill specifies that "facility" also includes all services in support of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities that are funded through and regulated by the department of health care policy and financing (changed from the department of human services).

Current law requires an unlicensed person who is a qualified manager to successfully complete a test pertaining to the administration of medication every 4 years. Section 1 of the bill eliminates the 4-year testing cycle and substitutes a requirement to successfully complete a competency evaluation.

Sections 2 and 3 of the bill requires the department of human services, the department of health care policy and financing, and the department of corrections to develop and conduct a medication administration program. The bill permits CDPHE to establish the minimum requirements for course content, including competency evaluations, for medication administration and to determine compliance with the requirements for facilities.

Section 4 of the bill prohibits an unlicensed person from filling and labeling medication reminder boxes until the person has successfully completed a competency evaluation from an approved training entity or approved by an authorized agency.

Latest update: June 10, 2016
06/10/2016 Governor Signed
05/18/2016 Sent to the Governor
05/18/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/06/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
05/05/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
05/04/2016 Senate Committee on Health & Human Services Refer Unamended to Finance
04/18/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Health & Human Services
04/18/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2016 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/15/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/07/2016 House Committee on Health, Insurance, & Environment Refer Unamended to Appropriations
03/30/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Health, Insurance, & Environment