Code of the District of Columbia

§ 3–1206.64. Administration of medications.

(a) The practice guidelines governing drugs and medications shall provide for legal authorization, storage, administration, and record keeping, including requiring that:

(1) Medications be ordered by a certified-nurse midwife, CPM, physician, or other member of the staff who is licensed to write such orders;

(2) Medication orders be recorded in the patient-client's chart and signed by the ordering person with his or her full signature; and

(3) Medications be administered by a physician, nurse midwife, CPM, registered nurse or licensed practical nurse and in accordance with the approved practice guidelines by the Board of Medicine.

(Mar. 25, 1986, D.C. Law 6-99, § 664; as added June 17, 2020, D.C. Law 23-97, § 2(e), 67 DCR 3912.)


Section 7078 of D.C. Law 23-149 repealed section 6 of D.C. Law 23-97 removing the applicability provision impacting this section. Therefore, the creation of this section by Law 23-97 has been implemented.

Applicability of D.C. Law 23-97: § 6 of D.C. Law 23-97 provided that the creation of this section by § 2(e) of D.C. Law 23-97 is subject to the inclusion of the law’s fiscal effect in an approved budget and financial plan. Therefore that amendment has not been implemented.

Editor's Notes

Section 5 of D.C. Law 23-97 provided that the Mayor, pursuant to Chapter 5 of Title 2, shall issue rules to implement the provisions of D.C. Law 23-97.