The Medication Administration Program (MAP) was implemented to increase the safety and security of medication administration for individuals living in Department of Mental Health (DMH), Department of Children and Families (DCF), or Department of Developmental Services (DDS) licensed, funded, or operated community residential programs that are their primary residences and/or participating in day programs and short-term respite programs.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) serves as the lead agency for the Program which is administered jointly with the DMH, DCF, and DDS.  The overall goal of MAP is to ensure that there are appropriate policies and procedures for safe medication administration.  This helps people receive their medication while living in the community and carrying on their day to day activities. The program makes it possible for direct care staff, who know the specific needs and concerns of each individual, to administer medication as a normal part of the individual’s daily routine.

MAP is implemented through uniform, statewide standards that undergo continuous evaluation and improvement.  The Program has benefited from the experience and involvement of individuals, families, service providers, and professional organizations.

This information is provided by the Drug Control Program within the Department of Public Health.