For specific policies by state see Medication Aide/Technician Categories by State
In 2011, the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) released survey results raising concerns about non-compliance with state regulations, inadequate education and supervision and inconsistent authorization of appropriate duties to support the role of medication aide. (Journal of Nursing Regulation 2:3, October 2011)
Many nurses are uncomfortable when placed in the position of delegation and/or providing oversight for this activity.
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