1.1 Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in the social care settings?
Legislation and guidance that control the prescribing, dispensing, administration, storage and disposal of medicines.
The Medicines Act 1968, the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and later amendments), the Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 (and later amendments), the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), Control of Substances Hazardous to HealthCOSHH, legislation 1999, care standard Act 2000 receipt, storage and administration of medicines the Mental Capacity Act (2005) the Access to health records Act (1990), the Data Protection Act (1998) plus equality legislation.
Administration and control of medicine in care homes and children services June 2003 hazardous waste regulations 2005.
Legal framework: how the organisation policies and procedures reflect these for safe handling of medicines by all workers prescribing, dispensing, administration, storage and disposal.
1.2 Outline the legal classification system for medication?
The classification of medicines are all related to the medicines act 1968, while working with medication, it is good to have an understanding and working knowledge of the common types of medication by training that should be provided by my company that I work for.
There are various legal controls on the retail sale or supply of medicines which are set out in the Medicines Act 1968. Medicines are classified into three categories - Prescription Only, Pharmacy or General Sale List. Each category is subject to a number of controls. These controls apply to medicines sold or supplied by retail whether they are sold or supplied via internet transactions, by mail order, or any other form of supply. The general rule is that all licensed medicines are P unless otherwise designated.
1.3 Explain how and why policies and procedures are agreed ways of working must reflect and incorporate