This week’s Tip is from a California Community Care Licensing (CCLD) policy response to the California Assisted Living Association (CALA) and California Hospice and Palliative Care Association (CHAPCA):
Is an exception required for hospice resident medications to be crushed?
Per CCLD: “No exception is necessary in order to crush a resident’s medication to enhance swallowing or taste. There are certain conditions under which medications may be crushed, and specific documentation must be placed in the resident’s file. [Refer to Regulation and Regulation Interpretation Section 87465(a)(6)(D)].”