in Charge, personally or by licensed pharmacist designee, shall inspect all
RAMS within his/her jurisdiction and responsibility and make appropriate
written records of such inspections. Such inspections, at a minimum, shall
(a) All drugs in a RAMS must
inventoried no less than once every 30 days. All controlled substances drugs in
a RAMS must inventoried no less than once every 7 days. A system of
accountability must exist for all drugs contained in a RAMS.
(b) Drugs requiring special storage
conditions are properly stored to insure their stability;
(c) No outdated drugs are stocked in a
(d) Distribution and
administration of controlled substances are properly and adequately documented
and reported by both pharmacy and other licensed medical personnel;
(e) Only medications may be stored in a RAMS
and all medications stored in the RAMS must be on the RAMS inventory
(f) All necessary and
required security and storage standards are met;
(g) A licensed pharmacist will empty the
return bin at least every 30 days. Discontinued/out-dated return transactions
shall be documented by the RAMS.
(2) Board of Pharmacy shall be conducted by
representatives of the GDNA. Such inspections shall include all aspects of the
management and operation of all RAMS in this State to verify compliance with
the Pharmacy Laws, the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Pharmacy, and such
other standards as may be appropriate to insure that the health, safety, and
welfare of patients of the skilled nursing facility and/or hospice are
protected. A written report shall be filed with the GDNA, the licensed
pharmacy, and skilled nursing facility or hospice. Any discrepancies or
deficiencies noted shall be corrected and written notice filed with GDNA within
30 days after receipt of the inspection notice.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original Rule entitled
"Licensure" adopted. F. Feb. 24, 2012;
eff. Mar. 15, 2012.