N.J. Admin. Code § 10:161B-14.3 - Standards for storage of medications
(a) The program shall keep all medications and intravenous solutions in locked storage areas, stored in accordance with manufacturer's instructions at or near the nursing unit(s).
1. The program shall store all medications that require refrigeration in a locked box within a refrigerator, in the locked medication room, at temperatures that conform to United States Pharmacopoeia requirements of 36 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. The program shall store all scheduled medications separate from non-scheduled medications unless unit dose.
3. The program shall keep all medications for external use separate from medications for internal use.
(b) The program shall keep all medication storage and preparation areas locked when not in use, and comply with applicable State and Federal storage procedures for storing, preparing and subsequent distribution or destruction of such medications.
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