Under the Washington State Nurse Practice Act and Washington State Law, the residents who live in group homes and SOLAs will not be able to get their medications safely. The staffing model does not include a nurse’s aide. Also, there are only certain medications that can be legally delegated by a Registered Nurse.
In addition to Nurse Delegation, I am very concerned about oversight. How often does a Registered Nurse actually come in and lay eyes on the residents? This is a very critical component of quality of life, health and safety.