HOUSE BILL NO. 748

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H0748..........................................................by EDUCATION
RESIDENTIAL CARE - ELDERLY - Adds to existing law relating to residential
care for the elderly to specify a medication policy to govern individual
dose systems prepared by a licensed nurse.
                                                                        
02/23    House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/24    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
03/01    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/02    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/04    3rd rdg - PASSED - 56-2-12
      AYES -- Andersen, Barraclough, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell,
      Block, Bolz, Campbell, Cannon, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal,
      Denney, Douglas, Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Field(18), Field(23),
      Gagner, Harwood, Henbest, Jaquet, Jones, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Langford,
      Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Miller, Moyle, Naccarato,
      Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ring, Ringo, Robison, Rydalch,
      Sali, Sayler, Shepherd, Skippen, Smith(30), Smylie, Snodgrass,
      Stevenson, Trail(Bennett), Wills, Mr. Speaker
      NAYS -- Eskridge, Mitchell
      Absent and excused -- Black, Boe, Bradford, Garrett, Lake, Meyer,
      Ridinger, Roberts, Schaefer, Shirley, Smith(24), Wood
    Floor Sponsor - Sali
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/05    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/11    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/12    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/19    3rd rdg - PASSED - 35-0-0
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett(Maxand),
      Burtenshaw, Calabretta, Cameron, Compton, Darrington, Davis, Gannon,
      Geddes, Goedde, Hill, Ingram, Kennedy, Keough, Little, Lodge,
      Malepeai, Marley, McKenzie, McWilliams, Noble, Noh, Pearce,
      Richardson, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Sweet, Werk,
      Williams
      NAYS -- None
      Absent and excused -- None
    Floor Sponsor - Bailey
    Title apvd - to House
03/20    To enrol - Rpt enrol - Sp signed - Pres signed
03/22    To Governor
03/24    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 329
         Effective: 07/01/04

Bill Text


                                                                        
                                                                        
  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                                                        
                                                                        
                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                        
                                     HOUSE BILL NO. 748
                                                                        
                                   BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
                                                                        
  1                                        AN ACT
  2    RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL CARE FOR THE ELDERLY; AMENDING CHAPTER 35,  TITLE  39,
  3        IDAHO CODE, BY THE ADDITION OF A NEW SECTION 39-3523, IDAHO CODE, TO SPEC-
  4        IFY  A  MEDICATION  POLICY TO GOVERN INDIVIDUAL DOSE SYSTEMS PREPARED BY A
  5        LICENSED NURSE.
                                                                        
  6    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
                                                                        
  7        SECTION 1.  That Chapter 35, Title 39, Idaho Code, be,  and  the  same  is
  8    hereby  amended by the addition thereto of a NEW SECTION, to be known and des-
  9    ignated as Section 39-3523, Idaho Code, and to read as follows:
                                                                        
 10        39-3523.  MEDICATIONS.  The medication policy governed by the  policy  and
 11    procedure  of the facility shall include a policy permitting, under the condi-
 12    tions specified, a licensed nurse to fill  individual  dose  systems  such  as
 13    blister pack, medi-set, or other system approved by the department. The policy
 14    shall  provide  for  appropriate  records  to maintain security of medications
 15    received from a pharmacist in accordance with pharmacy standards. The licensed
 16    nurse shall appropriately label the medication with name, dosage,  amount  and
 17    time to be taken, and special instructions if appropriate.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact



                       STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
                             RS 14162

Veterans, railroad retirees and some insurance companies will
only provide medication benefits if the medication is purchased
in bottles.

The purpose of this bill is to continue to allow Registered
Nurses, in assisted living facilities, to distribute medication
from bulk bottles to medisets or unit dose blister packaging. 
The bill will, thereby, aid residents in self-administration of
medication, and reduce the possibility of medication errors and
contamination.  This has been the standard procedure for nearly
10 years; however, due to conflicting rules this legislation is
necessary for consistency.

                          FISCAL IMPACT

This bill will have no adverse impact on the general fund.  If
this legislation is not passed it could cost veterans and
railroad retirees up to $900,000 a year.

Contact
Name: Representative Bill Sali 
Phone: (208) 332-1000
Name: Idaho Assisted Living Association, Michelle Glasgow
Phone: (208) 375-4148


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                       H 748