Patient Not Given Prescribed Medications

Central Florida Behavioral Hospital was cited by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) for deficiencies related to patient rights and nursing care. AHCA determined that the facility failed to uphold patient’s rights to discharge instructions when it failed to provide prescriptions and list all discharge medications on one patient’s discharge instructions. The patient’s medical records showed a plan for her physician to call in a number of prescriptions to a pharmacy, but her discharge instructions included just one medication. AHCA noted:
During an interview with the director of nursing and the risk manager, they confirmed that all of the medications were not listed on the facility discharge instructions and prescriptions were not given to patient #1 upon discharge.
Separately, AHCA also cited the facility for failing to ensure that a patient took her prescribed medications during her hospital stay. The patient was admitted with 24 birth control pills and was discharged with the same number of pills. As a result of the citations, the facility was required to submit a plan of correction to address its cited deficiencies and to revise its deficient policies and procedures.