Inspection shall include:
Monthly. The Director of Pharmacy shall
no less than once per month, personally or by qualified designee, inspect all
matters within his jurisdiction and responsibility and make appropriate written
records of such inspections. Such inspections shall, at a minimum, verify that:
1. Drugs are dispensed only by registered
2. Ancillary pharmacy
personnel are properly directed and supervised;
3. Disinfectants and drugs for external use
are stored separately and apart from drugs for internal use or
4. Drugs requiring
special storage conditions to insure their stability are properly
5. No outdated drugs are
stocked in the prison clinic pharmacy or the facility it serves;
6. Distribution and administration of
controlled substances are properly and adequately documented and reported by
both pharmacy and medical personnel;
7. Verification of standard ward inventory
and medication accountability, including such up dating, if applicable, are
8. All necessary and
required security and storage standards are met;
9. Measure conversion tables and charts are
10. All policies and
procedures of the director and of appropriate committees of the prison clinic
relevant to pharmacy are followed; and
11. All discontinued and out-dated
medications are returned to the pharmacy for proper disposition.
(b) Board Inspection. The Board,
by its qualified designee, shall regularly inspect all aspects of the
management and operation of all prison clinic pharmacies in the State to verify
compliance with the Law, these 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 prison clinic serviced by the pharmacy
are protected. A written report shall be filed with the Board, the Director of
Pharmacy, and the Prison Clinic Administrator. Any discrepancies or
deficiencies noted shall be corrected within a reasonable time. Written notice
of such corrective actions shall be filed with the Board of Pharmacy within
thirty (30) days after receipt of the inspection report.
(c) Every registrant shall ensure that all
controlled substances and/or dangerous drugs are purchased from and returned to
firms licensed by the Georgia Board. This can be accomplished by maintaining a
copy of those firms' current Georgia Board of Pharmacy permit.
Ga. Comp. R. & Regs.
O.C.G.A. § 26-4-37,
Original Rule entitled
"Inspection" adopted. F. Dec. 27, 1985;
eff. Jan. 16, 1986.
Rule, same title adopted. F. Sept. 28,
2001; eff. Oct. 18, 2001.