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This governance procedure identifies designated WWRC employee and client responsibilities related to the mailing and receipt of medications.
WWRC does not routinely mail medications to clients. Clients are expected to arrange for adequate medications upon leaving the Center for leave, pass, or discharge. This supply of medication should be sufficient to treat the client until his/her home physician is able to resume the management of the client's medical care. Medications which have been stored for the client on the nursing unit should be requested by the client in a timely manner prior to leaving the Center. Nursing, Rehabilitation Counselors, and Dorm Counselors are expected to assist the clients with this process as needed.
In the event the client leaves medications on campus, Nursing will call the client for a plan of action for retrieval of medications with options including:
The caller will inform the client that if medications are not retrieved or a postage paid box/envelope is not received within 2 weeks, the medications will be destroyed. The caller will document the plan of action in the client record and inform the Rehabilitation Counselor.Medications awaiting pickup or mailing of a postage paid box/envelope will be stored in a sealed bag labeled with the client name, name and number of each medication, date of sealing, and signature of person sealing the bag (2 signatures required if any medication is a Schedule II drug). The bag will be placed in a labeled drawer in the Student Health Clinic.
Medication nurses will check the drawer periodically. If the medications have not been picked up, or a postage paid box/envelope has not been received within 2 weeks of sealing, the medications will be destroyed. Nursing will document the disposition of medications in the client record, including the name and number of each medication that was picked up, mailed, or destroyed.
Receiving Medication via USPS
The Mailroom Supervisor maintains all mailroom policies and is responsible for ensuring the mail is directed appropriately and efficiently. The following steps should be followed:
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