.18 Orders.

A. Orders concerning medication, treatment, and diet shall be in effect for the specified number of days indicated by the health care provider. If not specified, the period may not exceed 6 months.

B. Verbal Orders.

(1) A licensed nurse shall take verbal medication orders from a health care provider.

(2) The nurse shall immediately write orders into the participant's record, and sign and date the note.

(3) The original or faxed medication order shall be included in the medical record within 10 calendar days after the date of the telephone order.