Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-37-.05 - Inspections

(1) The Pharmacist 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 verify that:
(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(c) No outdated drugs are stocked in a RAMS;
(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 list.
(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. R. 480-37-.05
O.C.G.A. Secs. 26-4-5, 26-4-28, 26-4-29.
Original Rule entitled "Licensure" adopted. F. Feb. 24, 2012; eff. Mar. 15, 2012.

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