From Massachusetts Nurses Association:
RN ALERT: Commonwealth Wants to Allow Unlicensed People to Administer All Medications to
Patients in Any Setting, including Acute Care Hospitals and Schools
FYI for nurses and everyone making calls on the unlicensed medication administration proposal:
Gov. Charlie Baker has already begun trying to deflect blame on this issue. But he owns this dangerous plan. Baker has appointed six of the 14 current members of the Board of Registration in Nursing, which has proposed allowing unlicensed people to administer medication. The executive director of the board is also a Baker appointee.
Baker came into office declaring he would overhaul state regulations. This proposal would do just that, and in doing so jeopardize patient safety. Baker’s plan would endanger patients in every health care setting. Call Gov. Baker at 617-725-4005. Tell him you know it is his plan, proposed by his appointees, and urge him to stop #BakersBadMedicine.