Monday, November 18, 2013

Compliance Reminders from the Texas Board of Pharmacy

ComplianCe RemindeRs
Pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) must ensure that the pharmacy’s
library is complete, with all up-to-date hardcopy and/or electronic
• PIC must ensure that pharmacy staff is able to access all references
at all times, including electronic references.
• PIC must ensure that the pharmacy is orderly and clean, including
the sink, compounding areas, and measuring tools.
• PIC must ensure that the pharmacy has policies/procedures relating
to security which assure effective controls against theft or diversion
of drugs.
 • PIC must ensure that prescription labels are complete, including:
 o beyond-use-date; and
o the statement: “Do not flush unused medications or pour down
a sink or drain.”

• PIC must ensure that all patients presenting a new prescription
receive verbal counseling from a pharmacist and that a pharmacist
or pharmacy technician/trainee offers counseling to all patients
obtaining refills.

TSBP maintains a compliance hotline line from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday. Pharmacists are encouraged to call
512-305-8070 with any questions regarding TSBP laws and rules

quoted from Texas Board of Pharmacy Winter 2013 Newsletter

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