As you are all aware, we have been working here to be able to change the medication administration window from ½ hour on each side to one hour on each side. We have consulted with a representative from DOH who has close contact with CMS. We have received the go ahead for this. This has been tested in the system and is currently effective and working.
So effective immediately, the window for med administration is one-hour on either side. Please be sure to revise any policies that this may be referenced within.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Susan B. Prendergast, RN, BS
Director of Nursing and Health Services
NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities
Division of Service Delivery, Statewide Services
44 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12229