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Medication Management in Correctional Settings  

Author:  Catherine M. Knox, M.N., R.N., C.C.H.P.-R.N.

Source: Volume 19, Number 02, January/February 2018 , pp.17-18(2)

Correctional Health Care Report

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Correctional practice extends greater scope and discretion to nurses in matters of medication management than almost any other care setting. This article examines the three types of laws governing the use of medication—state nursing practice acts, medical practice acts, and pharmacy practice acts—along with rules established by standard setting bodies, and explains how these three types of regulatory schemes guide the acquisition, storage, prescribing, and dispensing of medications in corrections.

Keywords: Standards and requirements for medication

Affiliations:  1: Nurse Consultant.

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