People have an inherent right to self-administer medication protected by OAC 5123:2-6-02. A Self-Administration Assessment is used to prove the need to override that right.
Before administering medications or treatments to a person, ensure the person is not able to safely self-administer by using the DODD-Approved Self-Administration Assessment Forms that must be completed every three years and updated annually. Use the Introduction-Instruction Self-Administration Assessment for information about completing assessments.
Self-Administration Assessments include
- general – oral/topical medication,
- use of glucometer,
- health-related activities,
- inhaled medications,
- G-J tube,
- and insulin-metabolic glycemic disorder treatments.