N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-14.1 - Provision of pharmaceutical services

(a) Any outpatient substance use disorder treatment program that administers or dispenses medication to clients shall either appoint a pharmacist as the director of pharmaceutical services, or engage a consultant pharmacist, to direct, provide, and monitor the quality of pharmaceutical services in accordance with this chapter, and who shall:
1. Work with the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee or Client Care Policy Committee, if established by the facility, in developing policies and procedures for the delivery of quality pharmaceutical services to clients of the program;
i. In instances where a client care policy committee is not established, such policies shall be consistent with the client care policies as required at N.J.A.C. 10:161B-6.
2. Bi-annually inspect all areas of the facility where medications are dispensed, administered, or stored according to an inspection policy and procedure, which shall require the pharmacist(s) to maintain a written record of each inspection;
3. Compound medications, if applicable;
4. Be accountable for all medications including verification of medication stock and medication dispensed;
5. Participate in the planning and budgeting for pharmacy services;
6. Coordinate and integrate pharmacy services with other client care services to provide a continuum of care;
7. Assist in the development of job descriptions and assignment of duties to pharmacy personnel, if any; and
8. Maintain all records of all pharmaceutical services transactions, including a record system for requisition and distribution of pharmaceutical supplies.
(b) Any program that administers or dispenses medication to clients shall establish a process for providing staff responsible for the administration of the medications with cautionary instructions and additional information as applicable to the medications to be administered or dispensed.


N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-14.1
Amended by 48 N.J.R. 2791(a), effective 12/19/2016

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