Hsc2003 Essay

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Identify current legislation guidelines policies and protocols relevant to the administration of medication. The following is a list of legislation that has a direct impact upon the handling of medication within a social care setting. The medicines act 1968 The misuse of drugs act 1971 The misuse of drugs (safe custody) regulations 1973 si 1973 no 798 as amenended by the misuse of drugs regulations 2001 The safe management of controlled drugs 2006 The children act 1989 The data protection act 1998 The care standards act 2000 The health and social care act 2001 The health act 2000 Health and safety at work act 1974 The control of substances hazardous to health (cosh) Hazardous waste regulations 2005 Mental capacity act 2005 The access to health records act 1990 Below are the main points of some legislation. The medicine act 1968 Governs the manufacture and supply of medicines. This requires that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication. He or she can only do this on the receipt of a prescription from an authorised person e.g. doctor according to the law. Medicines can be given by a third party, e.g. a suitably-trained care worker, to the person that they were intended for. The misuse of drugs act 1971 and amendments 1985,2001 This controls dangerous or otherwise harmful drugs designated as controlled drugs.(CD) The main purpose of this act is to prevent the misuse of controlled drugs. CD’s are prescribed drugs used to treat severe pain. Some people abuse them by taking them when there is no clinical reason. The purpose of the legislation impacts on care homes by requiring special arrangements for the storage administration, records and disposal. The misuse of drugs (safe custody) amendment regulation 2007 This specifies how controlled drugs are stored and is referred to in the standards for care homes. Controlled drugs must be

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