OMRDD - OPWDD
TYPES OF INCIDENTS...
Medication Error (if resulting in adverse effects); and
REPORTABLE INCIDENTS, SERIOUS REPORTABLE INCIDENTS, AND ABUSE IN FACILITIES OPERATED OR CERTIFIED BY OMRDD
624.4 Reportable incidents, serious reportable incidents, abuse, defined.
Medication Error. That situation in which a person evidences
marked adverse effects or a person's health or welfare is
in jeopardy due to:
(i) The administration of
medication in an incorrect dosage, in an incorrect specified form, by incorrect route of administration, or which has not been prescribed or ordered.
(ii) Administration of a medication to the wrong person.
(iii) Failure to administer a prescribed medication.
Serious Reportable Incidents
Only when the error results in the admission of a person to a hospital or 24-hour infirmary for treatment or observation.
NOTE: Errors which do not result
in marked adverse effects are
not reportable incidents, but
must be documented in a person's
record in accordance with agency
procedures and shall be dealt
Error and Punishment