Q: Are nurse's aides and healthcare technicians qualified to dispense medication at assisted living?

A: Each state has specific regulations regarding qualifications for those dispensing medications in the various kinds of licensed facilities, like hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities.

In some states, medication dispensing is strictly prohibited. This is when the assisted living facilities are considered the non-medical models.

I would encourage you to check with your state's assisted living association or with the state department that regulates them. You may also find the answer on websites specific to your state.

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