Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.07 - Standards For Pharmacists

(1) Pharmacists engaged in an Agreement shall:
(a) Establish and maintain a pharmacist-patient relationship with each patient receiving services under the Agreement;
(b) Be readily available to the Collaborating Physician through direct telecommunication for consultation, assistance, and direction; and
(c) Collaborate with physician(s) who agree to be readily available to the pharmacist through direct telecommunication for consultation, assistance, and collaboration.
(2) In the event the Collaborating Pharmacist is not readily available, provisions shall be made for a Covering Pharmacist who is readily available, who is pre-approved by the Board of Pharmacy, and who is familiar with these rules. The Collaborating Pharmacist shall certify to the Board of Pharmacy at least annually that any approved Covering Pharmacist continues to agree to serve in that capacity and shall inform the Board of Pharmacy of the termination of a Covering Pharmacist within ten (10) days of the termination.
(3) In the event of an unanticipated, permanent absence of a Collaborating Pharmacist, a Covering Pharmacist may be designated as a temporary Collaborating Pharmacist for a period of up to sixty (60) days. During the sixty (60) day-time period, a new Agreement designating a new Collaborating Pharmacist should be submitted for approval.

Notes

Ala. Admin. Code r. 540-X-26-.07
Adopted by Alabama Administrative Monthly Volume XXXIX, Issue No. 11, August 31, 2021, eff. 10/15/2021.

Author: Alabama Board of Medical Examiners

Statutory Authority: Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-24-53; Act 2019-368 (Code of Ala. 1975, § 34-23-77) .

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