CU1572 Support use of medication in social care settings 1. Understand the legislative framework for the use of medication in social care settings 1.1 Identify legislation that governs the use of medication in social care settings The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (and later amendments) The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 (and later amendments) The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974), COSHH The Mental Capacity Act (2005) The Access to health records Act (1990), The Data Protection
Health&Social Care (adult) Advanced Diploma including Dementia Pathway Unit CU1572 Support Use of Medication in Social Care Settings 1.1. There are four acts that governs the use of medication in social care settings. a.) The Medicine act 1968 -governs the manufacture & supply of medicines. This requires that the local pharmacist or dispensing doctor is responsible for supplying medication. He or she can only do this on the receipt of a prescription from an authorised person eg a doctor.