Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0220 - Pharmacy Services

Provision shall be made for the procurement, storage, dispensing, and accounting of drugs and other pharmacy products:

(1) Off-Site Provider Allowance. Pharmaceutical services may be by arrangement with a convenient off-site facility but must include provisions for 24-hour emergency service.
(2) Pharmacy/Drug Room. When provided, the phar-macy/drug room shall be well-lighted (see Table 4), properly ventilated (see Table 2) and include a medication refrigerator and a sink with hot and cold running water. The pharmacy/drug room may be combined with the clean utility room (see OAR 411-087-0320).
(3) Drug Distribution Stations. Provision shall be made for convenient 24-hour distribution of medicine to residents. This may be a medicine preparation room or unit, a self-contained medicine dispensing unit or by another approved system. If used, a medicine preparation room shall be under the nursing staff's visual control and contain a work counter, handwash sink, refrigerator, and locked storage for biologicals and drugs. A medicine dispensing unit may be located at or near the nurses' station, in the clean utility room or in another space under direct control of the nursing staff.
(4) Exceptions. Facilities which have been continuously licensed since January 1, 1992 are not required to have a handwash sink within the drug distribution station unless otherwise provided by OAR 411-087-0010.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 411-087-0220
SSD 22-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92

Tables referenced are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 410.070 & 441.055

Stats. Implemented: ORS 441.055 & 441.615

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