(a) The health care
facility pharmacy must be directed by a legally qualified pharmacist,
hereinafter referred to as the pharmacist-manager, who shall be responsible for
meeting the requirements set forth by Federal and State law, this Section, 21
NCAC 46.2502, and other applicable Rules of the Board. The pharmacist-manager
shall be thoroughly familiar with the specialized functions of health care
facility pharmacy practice. The pharmacist-manager shall be an employee of the
health care facility or contracted for by the health care facility in which the
pharmacy is located.
pharmacist-manager shall be assisted by a sufficient number of pharmacists and
supportive personnel to operate such pharmacy competently, safely, and to meet
the needs of the patients of the health care facility.
(c) The pharmacist-manager shall ensure that
an adequate number of qualified and trained pharmacists are employed. The
pharmacist- manager shall develop and implement written policies and procedures
to specify the duties to be performed by such pharmacists.
(d) The pharmacist-manager shall ensure that
a sufficient number of qualified, trained, and adequately supervised supportive
personnel are employed to provide technical services, as well as ensuring that
all such functions and activities are performed competently, safely, and
without risk of harm to patients. The relationship between the supervising
pharmacist and the supportive personnel shall be such that the pharmacist is
fully aware of and responsible for all activities involved in the preparation
and dispensing of medications prior to release to the patient, including the
maintenance of appropriate records.
(e) Secretarial and clerical support shall be
provided to assist with record keeping, report submission and other