Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-8-.09 - Inspection

Inspection shall include:

(a) 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 pharmacists;
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 injection;
4. Drugs requiring special storage conditions to insure their stability are properly stored;
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 No outdated drugs are stocked in the prison clinic pharmacy or the facility it serves;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 maintained;
8. All necessary and required security and storage standards are met;
9. Measure conversion tables and charts are available;
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.

Notes

Ga. Comp. R. & Regs. R. 480-8-.09
O.C.G.A. ยง 26-4-37, 26-4-27, 26-4-28, 26-4-29, 26-4-110, 26-4-115 .
Original Rule entitled "Inspection" adopted. F. Dec. 27, 1985; eff. Jan. 16, 1986. Repealed: New Rule, same title adopted. F. Sept. 28, 2001; eff. Oct. 18, 2001.

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