In healthcare settings organisational policies
define who can administer medicines, or the
appropriate delegation of the administration
of medicines, within that setting.
(Please note: The organisation should have
a policy for self administration of medicines.
Patients maintain responsibility for the
administration of some or all of their medicines,
during a stay in the healthcare setting, unless
a risk assessment indicates otherwise.)
Registered healthcare professionals who
administer medicines, or when appropriate
delegate the administration of medicines, are
accountable for their actions, non-actions and
omissions, and exercise professionalism and