|Title:||Medication Chart Policy|
|Document ID:||Mandatory Policy MP 0078/18|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 17 January 2018|
Minor amendment to original version before publication, revised version MP 0078/18 v.1.1
The WA Medication Chart Policy mandates the implementation of a suite of standardised medication charts for prescribing and administration of medications for inpatient care.
Use of standardised medication charts leads to improved consistency and safety of documentation for prescribing and administering medication.
The medication charts required to be implemented include:
The Intramuscular Long-Acting Inject Chart (Depot Antipsychotic) is to be implemented in public mental health outpatient facilities.
|Applicable to:||This Policy applies to Health Service Providers insofar as they provide publicly-funded inpatient care (and mental health outpatient care) and Contracted Health Entities to the extent that this Policy forms part of their contract.|
|Framework:||Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework|
|Period of effect:||from 31 March 2018 to 31 March 2021|
|Review date:||31 March 2020|
|Authorised by:||Dr D.J. Russell-Weisz, Director General, Department of Health WA, 20-Dec-2017|
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 at 12:32pm