The medication administration course is designed to teach unlicensed staff to safely administer medications in specific settings authorized by law. Persons who successfully complete the medication administration course are not certified or licensed in any way and are not trained or authorized to make any type of judgment, assessment, or evaluation of a client. Staff who successfully complete the course are considered Qualified Medication Administration Persons (QMAP). Successful applicants must pass a written exam and a hands-on practical exam.
Successful completion of a state approved medication course does not allow an individual to administer medication by injection, epi pen, or G-tube. QMAP’s are not allowed to draw insulin or other medication into syringes.
If it is determined upon an inspection or complaint investigation that the QMAP is not administering medications according to the training regimen established in a state approved training course, retraining as a remedial measure may be required.