10.27.04.01

.01 Dispensing Methadone.

A. A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse working in a methadone clinic licensed by the Maryland Department of Health may dispense methadone in accordance with:

(1) The patient's standing medication order;

(2) The methadone clinic's policies and procedures for dispensing methadone; and

(3) State and federal laws and regulations for labeling.

B. A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse working in a methadone clinic licensed by the Maryland Department of Health shall dispense methadone:

(1) In tamper evident containers;

(2) In child resistant containers; and

(3) With any required patient information documents.

C. A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse working in a methadone clinic licensed by the Maryland Department of Health shall maintain records of methadone dispensed in accordance with the provisions of Health-General Article, Title 4, Subtitle 3, Annotated Code of Maryland.

D. A registered nurse or licensed practical nurse may not delegate the dispensing of methadone.