Covert administration of medication

Covert administration of medication is lawful where the patient lacks capacity and it is in the patient's best interests, although separate considerations apply for children, and detained patients (see MCA 2005 s28). For further details see the documents below. [This page needs to be improved.]

External links

Nursing and Midwifery Council: Covert administration of medicines - disguising medicine in food and drink

Care Quality Commission: Pharmacy tip: Disguising medicines in food or drink - published 27/10/08

Cornwall Partnership NHS Trust: Guidelines for the Covert Administration of Medication - an example Trust policy


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