Manitoba Residential Care Licensing Manual – Meeting The Requirements
Do you operate a residential care facility in Manitoba or are you looking to open a residential care facility? Do you need help in complying with the Manitoba Residential Care Licensing Manual?
Or if you only need the medication-related portion of the licensing manual download the Manitoba Residential Care Lisensing Manual’s Medication Policy Appendix here.
Call Tache Pharmacy today at (204) 233-3469 to see how our pharmacists, who specialize in the Residential Care Licensing Manual Medication Policy, can help.
When you call just ask for our bubble pack/pacmed department.
What is the Manitoba Residential Care Licensing Manual?
The Manitoba Residential Care Licensing Manual is a document outlining the requirements for anyone in Manitoba wanting to open and operate a residential care facility.
This is the exact wording in the licensing manual detailing who must apply for a Residential Care License:
“Manitoba Regulation 484/88R requires that all persons providing care, supervision and assistance to children, in the temporary or permanent custody of a Child Caring Agency, or to adults who are suffering from a disability or disorder which precludes them from living independently, shall obtain a valid License to operate a Residential Care Facility.”
Please note that you can download the Manitoba Residential Care Licensing Manual using the link provided above.
What are the requirements that must be met in order to open a residential care facility in Manitoba?
The requirements for becoming licensed to operate a residential care facility are laid out in detail in the Licensing Manual. These requirements are very comprehensive and specific.
Some of the requirements include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Training and Orientation
- Staffing Levels
- Staff Functions
- Maintenance of Resident Records
- Admissions Records
- Clinical Records
- Financial Records
- Safety Requirments
- Smoke/Fire Alarms
- Safety from Abuse
- Restraining Residents
- Medication Safety
- First Aid
- Personal Services
- Bedroom Accommodations
- Bathroom Facilities
- Food Services
- Dining Facilities
- Kitchen Facilities
- Meal Services
- Recreation Spaces
- Resident Access
- Activities and Programs
The area that we can really help residential care facility operators is with regards to medication and medication safety. The requirements for residential care operators regarding medication and medication safety is set out in Appendix D Medication Policy section of the Manitoba Residential Care Licensing Manual.
What is the Medication Policy Appendix D of the Residential Care Licensing Manual?
Appendix D of the Licensing Manual is known as the Medication Policy section of the manual. This section lays out exactly what is required and expected from residential care facility operators with regards to resident’s medication and medication safety.
This is where Tache Pharmacy can really help residential care home operators meet the stringent requirements. These requirements are ongoing and can be difficult to comply with without the assistance of a knowledgable pharmacy partner.
What are the requirements of the Medication Policy?
The Medication Policy section requirements include:
- Storage, Sanitation and Safety of Medications
- Proper Storage Conditions
- Proper Storage Space
- Secure Storage of Medications
- Refrigerated Medications
- Medication Dispensing Systems
- Prescription and Non-Prescription Drug Dispensing
- Medication Packaging Requirements
- Administation Timing
- PRN Medications
- Controlled and Narcotic Drug Dispensing and Security
- Administration of Medications
- Staff Requirements and Training
- Standing Orders
- Prescription vs Non-Prescription Drug Requirements
- Administration Procedures
- Medication Security
- Consultation with Pharmacists
- Documentation Requirements
- Maintenance of Medication Administration Records (MAR)
- Injectable Medications
- Medication Administration Records (MAR) Requirements
- Management of Medications During Planned Absences
- Disposal of Medications
- Medication Error/Incidents
- Narcotics and Controlled Drugs
- Insulin and Diabetic Residents
How can we help you with the requirements?
Tache Pharmacy has many years of experience serving many Winnipeg and Manitoban residential care homes. Our pharmacists are well versed with regards to the requirements of the Medication Policy of the Residential Care Licensing Manual.
We have helped new homes establish their medication policies and procedures and we have helped establish homes to become up-to-date with the current requirements. We help our homes to maintian, and stay on top of, their obligations in meeting the medication policy requirements.
If you need help please reach out to us and see if we may be able to help. No obligation.
For more information about our bubble packaging and pacmed compliance packaging visit our blog post about our medication compliance packaging services.
For more information about Residential Care Facilities in Manitoba you may wish to visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/environmentalhealth/protection/rcf.html