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.

 Thank you,

Susan B. Prendergast, RN, BS

Director of Nursing and Health Services

Statewide Services 

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities

Division of Service Delivery, Statewide Services

44 Holland Avenue

Albany, NY  12229 

(518) 474-5673