ontario regulation 218/13
made under the
Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007
Made: July 17, 2013
Filed: July 19, 2013
Published on e-Laws: July 19, 2013
Printed in The Ontario Gazette: August 3, 2013
Amending O. Reg. 79/10
1. (1) Subsection 131 (3) of Ontario Regulation 79/10 is amended by striking out “subsections (4) and (5)” and substituting “subsections (4), (4.1) and (5)”.
(2) Section 131 of the Regulation is amended by adding the following subsection:
(4.1) A member of the registered nursing staff may permit a nursing student to administer drugs to residents if,
(a) the licensee has verified with the university or college that offers the nursing educational program in which the nursing student is enrolled that the nursing student has received education or training about the administration of drugs as part of the program;
(b) the nursing student has been trained by a member of the registered nursing staff in the written policies and protocols for the medication management system referred to in subsection 114 (2);
(c) the member of the registered nursing staff who is permitting the administration is satisfied that the nursing student can safely administer drugs; and
(d) the nursing student who administers the drugs does so under the supervision of the member of the registered nursing staff.
(3) Subsection 131 (8) of the Regulation is amended by adding the following definition:
“nursing student” means a person,
(a) who is enrolled in an educational program, the successful completion of which meets the educational requirements for the issuance of a certificate of registration as a registered nurse or registered practical nurse as set out in the regulations made under the Nursing Act, 1991, and
(b) who is working in the long-term care home as part of the clinical placement requirement of the educational program pursuant to an agreement between the licensee and the university or college that offers the educational program. (“étudiante infirmière ou étudiant infirmier”)
2. This Regulation comes into force on the day it is filed.