As of 12/2/2021, there have been updates to certain Medication Administration Program (MAP) COVID-19 flexibilities.
Current flexibilities have been slated to end on December 31, 2021. An additional extension has been added to June 30, 2022. All updates affect the following:
Please see the Mass.gov website under the section for additional information.
As of 10/1/2021, staff that want to audit the online MAP Certification course may do so with their employer's MAP Trainer. Auditing staff should be listed on the MAP Certification Course roster with other the new course registration template or visit the MAP Mass website. and have the 'Auditing' box next to their name checked. Download
As of 9/15/2021, there have been updates to certain Medication Administration Program (MAP) COVID-19 flexibilities.
Please see the Mass.gov website under the section.
The RIA Curriculum Study Guide is now available and posted to the MAP Mass site!
After you have completed your MAP Certification Training, use this Study Guide as you prepare for your Certification Knowledge Test. This Study Guide does not replace the Responsibilities in Action (RIA) curriculum; if there is a topic listed in this Study Guide that you do not fully understand, please use the referenced page number(s) to read more about the topic in RIA.
View the guide on www.mapmass.com under the section.
We are pleased to announce a new training resource for MAP . Gina Hunt, DDS MAP Coordinator, prepared a recorded webinar about the MAP Certification course that reviews the following topics:
The recorded webinar and slide deck are available on www.mapmass.com under "MAP Trainer Resources.
DDS, DMH, MRC, and DCF have created a Test Packet to be used for MAP Certification testing purposes only as of April 1, 2021. If you are responsible for proctoring tests of arranging testing for your agency, please check with your Executive Director to obtain the complimentary test packet provided for each agency.
Additional Test Packets can be purchased by Service from Long Term Pharmacy Solutions (LTPS) at a cost of $15 per multiuse Test Packet.
D&S has updated present tutorials and created new tutorials for using TestMaster Universe (TMU).
These tutorials are on the Massachusetts hdmaster.com site and also on mamass.com under "D&S Diversified Technologies" in MAP Training Resources and Support and the Massachusetts MAP Testing and Registry.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DDS service are experiencing a severe shortage of MAP Certified staff to administer medications. If you are a MAP Certified person or licensed nurse, you can help with this urgent need by covering medication administration times in programs. You can select the site and when you are available.
Effective 6/16/2021, The Department of Public Health’s Drug Control Program is providing a 90-day extension for the DPH issued MAP COVID-19 policy flexibilities.
The applicable notices can be found at Medication Administration Program (MAP) Recent News | Mass.gov, and relate to the MAP COVID-19 flexibilities that have been extended 90 days to September 15, 2021
If you have any questions, please contact your MAP Coordinator.
The ‘Responsibilities in Action’ (RIA) MAP curriculum is now available on Amazon at $6.96 per bound copy. While it is not required that a hard copy be provided, a Service Provider or student that prefers a hard copy of the MAP Curriculum or if one is needed for a MAP Registered site it can be purchased through this link. The option also remains to download the PDF curriculum or have the curriculum printed by a printing service.
All costs are for printing. No money is collected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for any purchases.