Pharmacy Law FAQ List

Bula’s list of hundreds of the most frequently asked pharmacy law questions

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List of FAQs

Pharmacy Board in General: Definitions, Process and Discipline

 

Subcategory Group Question
Disciplinary Process Pharmacist discipline Discipline – Pharmacists – Reporting terminations: Does the pharmacy need to report to the Board when it terminates the employment of a pharmacist?
Disciplinary Process Pharmacist discipline Report staff misconduct: What misconduct must be reported to the Board?
Disciplinary Process Intern & Extern discipline Discipline – Interns – Reporting terminations: Does the pharmacy need to report to the Board when it terminates the employment of an intern?
Disciplinary Process Technician discipline Discipline — Technicians – Reporting terminations: Does the pharmacy need to report to the Board when it terminates the employment of a technician?

Facility Requirements

 

Subcategory Group Question
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy permit: What permit/ registration/ license is required to operate an in-state community pharmacy?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy – State Controlled Substance Permit: Is the pharmacy required to obtain a State Controlled Substance Permit in addition to the state pharmacy permit and the federal DEA registration?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy –  Renewal of permit: When do in-state community pharmacy permit/ registration/ license expire?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy – Remodel: How must the Board of Pharmacy be notified of a pharmacy remodel?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy –  Change of location: How must the Board of Pharmacy be notified of a relocation?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy –  Change of ownership: Is a new pharmacy license / permit required for change of ownership?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy – Closing: When must the Board be notified of a pharmacy’s permanent closure?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy –  Temporary closure:  Must the Board be notified of a pharmacy closing temporarily?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy permits in general Community pharmacy – Reporting discipline: Is a pharmacy required to report discipline from other Boards of Pharmacy to this state?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Building / space requirements: What are the physical requirements for a pharmacy?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Counseling area: Must a pharmacy have an area suitable for confidential patient counseling?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Restrooms: Does the state require a restroom to be located near the pharmacy?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Equipment: What equipment is required in a pharmacy?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Security requirements: In addition to locking pharmacy area when pharmacy is closed and limiting keys and alarm codes to pharmacists, what physical security measures must be taken in a pharmacy?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Access: Who may hold the keys/alarm codes for the pharmacy department?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Signs required: What types of signs must be posted at the pharmacy?
Pharmacy permits Pharmacy physical space requirements Community pharmacy – Hours of Operation: Are there defined minimum or maximum hours of operation?
Mail service pharmacies Nonresident pharmacy licenses Nonresident pharmacy – Permit requirements: What licenses or permits are required for a nonresident pharmacy?
Mail service pharmacies Nonresident pharmacy licenses Nonresident pharmacy – Compliance: Is a nonresident pharmacy required to comply with the Pharmacy Act or the Controlled Substance Act of this state?
Other permits Other pharmacy board permits Outsourcing facilities: In addition to FDA 503B registration and state pharmacy license, does the state license outsourcing facilities?
Other permits Permits from other agencies CLIA registration: What type of registration is needed to perform CLIA-waived tests?
Other permits Permits from other agencies PBM licensure: Does a Pharmacy Benefit Manager need to be licensed in this state?

Personnel

 

Subcategory Group Question
Pharmacists Pharmacist license & ID Pharmacist license renewal: When must pharmacists’ licenses be renewed?
Pharmacists Pharmacist license & ID Pharmacist C.E.s: How many continuing education hours are required for pharmacists?
Pharmacists Pharmacist license & ID Pharmacist identification: How must a pharmacist be identified to the public?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements Immunization additional registration / certification: Does the pharmacist need to register with or be certified by the Board before administering vaccines?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements Immunization additional registration / certification: Does the pharmacist need to register with or be certified by the Board before administering vaccines?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements Immunization training: What are the training requirements for administering vaccines?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements CPR for immunization: What type of CPR certification is required before administering vaccines?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements CLIA pharmacist qualifications: What training or collaboration requirements exist for a pharmacist to perform CLIA-waived tests?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements CPA Pharmacist requirements: Are there any special requirements a pharmacist must fulfill in order to engage in a DTM CPA?
Pharmacists Pharmacist training or certification requirements Opioid antagonists: Do pharmacists need to have any additional training or “certification” before dispensing an opioid antagonist without a prescription?
Pharmacists Preceptors Preceptors: Does the state require Board authorization for a pharmacist to be a preceptor?
Pharmacists Pharmacist-in-Charge Pharmacist-in-charge: What laws define the responsibilities for a PIC?
Pharmacists Pharmacist-in-Charge Change of PIC: How soon must the pharmacy notify the Board when there is a change of pharmacist-in-charge?
Pharmacists Pharmacist-in-Charge PIC for nonresident: Does the state require a nonresident pharmacy pharmacist-in-charge to hold a license in both states? (NOTE: See shared processing pharmacist FAQ if performing shared processing duties)
Interns Intern license & ID Intern hours: How many hours must an intern complete to be able to sit for the licensing exam?
Interns Intern license & ID Intern license expiration: When does an intern’s license expire?
Interns Intern license & ID Intern identification: How must an intern be identified to the public?
Interns Intern duties Intern duties: What tasks can an intern perform?
Interns Intern duties Immunizations by Interns: May a licensed intern administer vaccines?
Interns Intern duties POCT delegation: Other than the pharmacist, who can perform CLIA-waived testing?
Interns Intern duties CPA delegation to interns: Are interns allowed to perform any DTM CPA activities?
Interns Intern duties Intern ratio: What is the maximum ratio of pharmacists to interns?
Technicians Technician license & ID Technicians – licensing: Do pharmacy technicians need to be licensed/ registered/ certified by the Board of Pharmacy?
Technicians Technician license & ID Technician license renewal: When must a technician’s registration/ license/ certification be renewed?
Technicians Technician license & ID Technician C.E.s: How many continuing education credits must a technician complete to renew his or her license?
Technicians Technician license & ID Technician identification: How must a technician be identified to the public?
Technicians Technician training Technician training: What type of training is required for technicians?
Technicians Technician training Technician compounding: Do technicians need to have any additional training or certification before compounding?
Technicians Technician duties Technician duties: In addition to traditional technician functions that do not require professional judgment/ are non-discretionary, what tasks can a technician perform?
Technicians Technician duties Technician-in-training duties: What tasks can a technician-in-training perform?  (See FAQ on technician duties)
Technicians Technician Ratio Technician ratio: What is the maximum ratio of pharmacists to technicians?

 

Dispensing

 

Subcategory Group Question
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Written Rx: Other than what is required by the DEA, does the state have additional requirements for written prescriptions from physicians?
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Generic substitution – Rx format: How may a prescriber prevent generic substitution?
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Telephone / verbal Rx format: Other than what is required by the DEA, does the state have any additional requirements for verbal prescriptions from physicians?  *** Also see Generic Sub Rx Format and Prescribing Authority FAQs
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Facsimile Rx format: Other than what is required by the DEA, does the state have any additional requirements for a valid facsimile prescription from a physician?  *** Also see Generic Sub Rx Format and Prescribing Authority FAQs
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Electronic Rx’s: Other than what is required by the DEA, does the state have any additional requirements for a valid electronic prescription from a physician? *** Also see Generic Sub Rx Format and Prescribing Authority FAQs
Validity of Rx Format of Rx eRx system approval: Must the state approve or certify the electronic prescribing system? (See DEA requirements)
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Out-of-State Prescriptions: May a pharmacy dispense a Controlled Substance prescription from an out-of-state (OOS) practitioner?
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Telemedicine Rx: May a healthcare professional prescribe solely through the practice of telemedicine? If so, are there any requirements or restrictions?
Validity of Rx Format of Rx Limitations on cont’d subs Rx: In addition to DEA limits, what limits does the state place on controlled substance prescription orders?
Validity of Rx Generic Generic sub – general: What are the generic substitution and interchangeable biosimilar laws
Validity of Rx Generic Generic sub – formulary: Does the state have a formulary or list of drugs that can be generically substituted?
Validity of Rx Refills Refill Consolidation: Does the state allow refills to be consolidated?
Validity of Rx Refills Med Sync: Does the state have a medication synchronization law
Validity of Rx Refills Emergency refills: Are pharmacists allowed to provide emergency refills on a chronic medication?
Prescribing Authority Physician assistant prescribing Physician Assistants / Legend drug Rx: May physician assistants prescribe legend drugs?
Prescribing Authority Physician assistant prescribing Physician Assistants / Cont’d sub Rx: May physician assistants prescribe controlled substances?
Prescribing Authority Prescribing nurses Prescribing nurses – types: What types of nurses are allowed to prescribe?
Prescribing Authority Prescribing nurses Prescribing nurses / Legend drug Rx: May advanced practice nurses prescribe legend drugs?
Prescribing Authority Prescribing nurses Prescribing nurses / Cont’d sub Rx: May advanced practice nurses prescribe controlled substances?
Prescribing Authority Optometrist prescribing Optometrist/ Legend drug Rx: May optometrists prescribe legend drugs?
Prescribing Authority Optometrist prescribing Optometrist / Cont’d sub Rx: May optometrists prescribe controlled substances?
Prescribing Authority Homeopath & naturopath prescribing Homeopath / Legend drug Rx: May homeopathic physicians prescribe legend drugs?
Prescribing Authority Homeopath & naturopath prescribing Homeopath / Cont’d sub Rx: May homeopathic physicians prescribe controlled substances?
Prescribing Authority Homeopath & naturopath prescribing Naturopath / Legend drug Rx: May naturopathic physicians prescribe legend drugs?
Prescribing Authority Homeopath & naturopath prescribing Naturopath / Cont’d sub Rx: May naturopathic physicians prescribe controlled substances?
Filling the Rx Filling the Rx Labels – Community pharmacy: What does the state require on prescription labels dispensed from a community pharmacy?
Filling the Rx Filling the Rx Counseling: What are the face-to-face counseling requirements for patients picking up prescriptions?
Filling the Rx Filling the Rx Automated remote systems: Does the state have any laws governing the use of a pharmacy automated systems to dispense medication without physical presence of a pharmacist?
Filling the Rx Post-filling issues Patient ID: Does the state require pharmacies to obtain positive ID from a patient before dispensing a prescription?
Filling the Rx Post-filling issues Pick-up stations: May a pharmacy leave a filled prescription at the customer service station outside the pharmacy for future delivery to the customer by non-pharmacy staff?
Filling the Rx Post-filling issues Delivery: May the filled prescription be delivered to the patient?
Filling the Rx Post-filling issues Agents: May the patient designate an agent for receiving the delivery of the medication from the pharmacy?
Filling the Rx Quality CQI: Does the state require pharmacies to have a continuous quality improvement program?
Shared services Shared Processing Shared processing – In-state: Does the state allow shared processing with in-state pharmacies?
Shared services Shared Processing Shared processing – Contract pharmacies: Will state law allow contracting with an unrelated pharmacy to perform processing functions?
Shared services Shared Processing Shared processing – OOS pharmacies: Does the state allow shared processing by out-of-state pharmacies?
Shared services Shared Processing Shared processing – Pharmacist license: Is a shared processing pharmacist required to get a license in this state?
Shared services Shared Processing Shared processing – Work-from-home: May shared processing pharmacists and technicians be located outside a licensed pharmacy?
Shared services Shared filling Shared filling – In-state: Does the state allow shared filling by in-state pharmacies?
Shared services Shared filling Shared filling – Contract pharmacies: Will state law allow contracting with an unrelated pharmacy to perform shared filling functions?
Shared services Shared filling Shared filling – OOS pharmacies: Does the state allow shared filling by out-of-state pharmacies?
Shared services Shared filling Shared filling – Labels: What is required to be on a Rx label when a prescription is centrally filled?
Shared services Shared filling Shared filling – Notification: Is the dispensing pharmacy required to notify patients that prescriptions may be central filled?
Shared services Shared filling Tele-pharmacy counseling: Does the state allow pharmacists to counsel patients via tele-pharmacy?
Compounding Compounding defined Compounding – Definition: How does the state define “compounding”?
Compounding Compounding defined Compounding – Flavoring: Does the state consider addition of flavoring to constitute “compounding” ?
Compounding USP requirements Compounding – USP <795>/<797> : Does the state require compliance with USP <795> for non-sterile compounded preparations or USP <797> for sterile compounded preparations?
Compounding USP requirements USP <800>:  Does the state require compliance with USP <800>?
Compounding Compounding pharmacy requirements Compounding storage: What storage requirements exist for compounding ingredients and compounded preparations?
Compounding Dispensing compounded products Compounding record-keeping: Compared to USP <795>/<797> recommendations, what are the record keeping requirements for compounded preparations?
Compounding Dispensing compounded products Compounding labeling: Which USP <795>/<797> requirements does the state mandate to be on a compounded preparation label when it leaves the pharmacy?
Compounding Dispensing compounded products Compounding for office use: Does the state allow pharmacies to compound preparations for office use?
Compounding Dispensing compounded products Nuclear compounding: Does the state board of pharmacy impose any additional requirements on nuclear or radiologic compounding?
Compounding Dispensing compounded products Compounding –  Veterinary products: Does the state address veterinary compounded preparations?
Miscellaneous dispensing Dispensing – other issues Donation of drugs: Does the state allow drug repository / donation programs?
Miscellaneous dispensing Dispensing – other issues Return to stock: Does the state allow a community pharmacy to return a drug to stock that has left the pharmacy?

Controlled Substances

 

Subcategory Group Question
Reporting Theft and Loss Theft/loss threshold: What is the minimum threshold for giving notice that a controlled substance has been stolen or lost?
Reporting Theft and Loss Theft/loss state agency: In addition to the DEA Field Office, where else must a pharmacy send an initial notice or DEA Form-106 ?
Reporting PDMP PDMP drugs: What do statutes and regulations define as drugs must be reported to the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program? (See FAQ on additional Controlled Substances for drugs not included in DEA CS list that are scheduled by the state)
Reporting PDMP PDMP check before filling: Does the state require the pharmacy or pharmacist to check the PMP database before dispensing a prescription?
Reporting PDMP PDMP penalties: What are the penalties for failure to report to the PDMP?
Reporting PDMP PDMP for non-resident pharmacies: If a pharmacy is located in another state, but fills for a resident, is the pharmacy required to report to the resident’s state PMP?
Inventory Ordering Controlled substances CII ordering: Does the state have any additional requirements other than using the DEA Form-222?
Inventory Ordering Controlled substances CII Form-222 lost/ stolen: What are the requirements in the event that a DEA Form-222 is lost or stolen?
Inventory Ordering Controlled substances CII voiding Form-222s: What are the requirements for cancelling or voiding a DEA Form-222?
Inventory Ordering Controlled substances CII CSOS: Does the state have any requirements for electronic ordering of CII’s in addition to the DEA requirements for use of a controlled substance ordering system?
Inventory Ordering Controlled substances CIII-V ordering: Does the state have any requirements for ordering CIII to CV Controlled Substances in addition to the DEA’s requirements?
Inventory Ordering Controlled substances CIII-V CSOS: Does the state have any requirements for electronic ordering of CIII-V’s in addition to the DEA requirements for use of a controlled substance ordering system?
Inventory Receiving controlled substances CII receiving: Does the state have specific requirements for receiving Schedule II Controlled Substances?
Inventory Receiving controlled substances CIII-V receiving: Does the state have specific requirements for receiving C-III to C-V Controlled Substances?
Inventory CII: Storage and inventory CII storage: Does the state require a locked cabinet to store C-II Controlled Substances?
Inventory CII: Storage and inventory CII inventory: In addition to DEA requirements, when must a pharmacy conduct a C-II inventory?
Inventory CII: Storage and inventory CII inventory info: Other than what is required by the DEA, what else must be included in a C-II inventory?
Inventory CIII-CV: Storage and inventory CIII-V storage: Does the state require a locked cabinet to store C-III to C-V controlled substances?
Inventory CIII-CV: Storage and inventory CIII-V inventory: In addition to DEA requirements, when must a pharmacy conduct a CIII-V inventory?
Inventory CIII-CV: Storage and inventory CIII-V inventory info: Other than what is required by the DEA, what else must be included in a CIII-CV inventory?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE Rx requirements: Does the state require a patient-specific prescription to sell PSE or ephedrine?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE daily sales limit: Is the state’s quantity limit for daily retail OTC sale of covered products different than the federal limits (3.6g. day)?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE customer purchase limits: Is the state’s quantity limit for purchasing more than one transaction of covered products different than the federal law? (9 grams/30 days)
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE ID requirements: Is the state’s ID requirement for PSE purchase different than federal (state or federal issued photo ID)?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE privacy requirements: Are there any additional restrictions on disclosure of information in logbooks than provided for under Combat Meth?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE reporting to state: Are there any reporting requirements to report sales or theft/loss?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE employee training: In addition to Combat Meth requirements, does the state require specific training for personnel who sell covered products? Is additional documentation or reporting required?
Precursor Chemicals Pseudoephedrine PSE mail or internet sales: Does the state have any requirements (or prohibitions) in addition to Combat Meth that address whether covered products can be sold by internet/mail?
Wholesalers Suspicious orders Suspicious order reporting: Do wholesalers need to report suspicious orders to the state?
Wholesalers Suspicious orders Suspicious orders defined: What constitutes a “suspicious order” in this state?
Wholesalers Suspicious orders Suspicious order info: What information must be included in the report?
Wholesalers Suspicious orders Suspicious order report time: When must the suspicious order report be submitted?
Wholesalers Suspicious orders Suspicious order agency: Where must the suspicious order report be submitted?
Wholesalers Pharmacy as wholesaler Transfer of drugs to another pharmacy: May a pharmacy transfer drugs to another pharmacy without obtaining a wholesale permit?
Wholesalers Pharmacy as wholesaler Pharmacy distribution records: Does the state impose additional record-keeping requirements when a pharmacy “distributes” Controlled Substances?
Schedules Additional CS More stringent schedules: Does the state schedule any drug more stringently than DEA?

Expanded Scope of Pharmacy Practice

 

Subcategory Group Question
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization – vaccines: What vaccines may be administered by a pharmacist?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization protocols: What does the state require for an immunization protocol?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization physicians: What licensure, residency, active practice, and/or location requirements exist for the protocol physician?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization – physician oversight: What type of oversight must a pharmacist performing vaccinations receive?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization – epinephrine: Is a standing order/ protocol/ etc. adequate authority for the pharmacist to prescribe, dispense, and administer emergency medications?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization record keeping: Are there any additional documentation / record keeping requirements for vaccinations?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization patient documentation: What documents must be provided to the patient?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization patient consent: What type of patient consent is required prior to administering immunizations?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization report – protocol/pcp physician: Is a pharmacy required to report administration to the protocol physician or the patient’s PCP?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization report – adverse event: Does the state require that adverse reactions to vaccines be reported to anyone in addition to VAERS?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization registry enrollment: Is a pharmacy required to enroll in the state immunization registry?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization verify registry: Is the pharmacy required to check the state registry prior to administering vaccinations to verify patient vaccination history?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization report to state: Which immunizations administered in a pharmacy must be reported to the state?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization registry opt-out: If the pharmacy is required to report to either the protocol physician, the PCP, or the state, must the pharmacist either require patients to affirmatively opt-in, or give patients opportunity to opt-out?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization preservative-free: Are vaccines required to be preservative-free in any circumstances?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization facility/ equipment: What additional requirements relating to facility and equipment exist when vaccinations are administered in the pharmacy setting?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization privacy: Are there any additional privacy restrictions that apply when a pharmacist is vaccinating a patient?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization references: Are any specific reference materials required?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization off-site: Is off-site administration by pharmacists allowed?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization privacy: Are there any additional privacy restrictions that apply when a pharmacist is vaccinating a patient?
Immunization vaccine administration by pharmacists Immunization references: Are any specific reference materials required?
Opioid Antagonists – prescribing and dispensing by pharmacists Opioid antagonists without a Rx Opioid antagonists: May pharmacists provide opioid antagonists without a patient-specific order or prescription?
Opioid Antagonists – prescribing and dispensing by pharmacists Opioid antagonists without a Rx Naloxone immunity: Are there statutory immunity provisions for pharmacists distributing opioid antagonists?
Point-of-care testing in pharmacies POCT testing by pharmacists POCT: What CLIA  tests may pharmacists perform?
Point-of-care testing in pharmacies CLIA-Waiver requirements CPA: Collaborative practice allowed?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPAs in general: Are community pharmacists allowed to participate in drug therapy management (DTM) Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPAs)? If so, must the DTM CPA be patient-specific?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA Board approval: What does the Board require for DTM CPAs?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA Protocol practitioner: Are there specific requirements a health care professional must meet to be a protocol practitioner?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA clauses: Are there other specific requirements or issues a DTM CPA must include or address?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA patient limitations: Are there specific requirements regarding who can be a patient under a DTM CPA?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA patient consent: Are the professionals engaged in the DTM CPA required to notify patients or obtain their consent before treating them under the DTM CPA?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA services allowed: What types of clinical services can pharmacists perform under a DTM CPA? (e.g., prescribing, modifying therapy, CLIA-waived tests, etc.)
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA disease states: Are pharmacists allowed to address any disease states under a DTM CPA?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA – Report to protocol Practitioner: What are the timeframes for reporting DTM CPA activities to the protocol practitioner?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA – Report to PCP: Are there any DTM CPA activities pharmacists must report to the primary care physician?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA – Report to Board: Are there any DTM CPA activities pharmacists must report to the Board?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA – Facility/ Equipment: Are pharmacies engaged in a DTM CPA required to provide any special facilities?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists CPAs in general CPA – CQI: Are pharmacies engaged in a DTM CPA required to have a specific continuous quality improvement program?
Other expanded practice Pharmacist prescribing Expanded scope: What “Rx-Only” drugs may pharmacists provide without a prescription from another professional?
Collaborative Practice arrangements with pharmacists Pharmacist administration of drugs Administration of drugs: May pharmacists administer drugs?

Miscellaneous Pharmacy Issues

 

Subcategory Group Question
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Electronic CS records: Is electronic retention, via image capture, permitted?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Filing: What are the requirements for filing prescriptions?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Record retention: If the state allows eStorage of Rx’s, how long must hard copy Rx’s be retained before shredding?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Printing scanned images: What items must the system be able to print from a scanned image record?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Image capture in lieu of back-tags: If the state permits electronic retention of hard copy prescriptions via image capture, must a pharmacy still fulfill the back-tag requirements?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Printing eRx’s: Do non-controlled eRx’s need to be printed?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records Backup: Are there data backup requirements with eRecords?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Prescription records eStorage of Rx: What are the requirements for CS prescription record storage?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Inventory records Inventory record retention: How long do inventory records need to be maintained? (this applies to legend drug and controlled substance records)
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Storing records CS invoices: How must CS invoices be stored?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Storing records CIII-V invoices: How long must invoices for CIII to CVs be maintained?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Storing records DEA Form-106: How long must the DEA Form-106 be retained?
Records – Prescription, Inventory, Medical, etc. Storing records PSE records: How long must PSE records be retained in the logbook?
Environmental compliance Medication disposal Medication disposal: Are there any requirements for how pharmacies must dispose of medications?
Environmental compliance Environmental controls Storage: What temperature storage requirements exist for pharmacies?
Environmental compliance Environmental controls Storage: What are the humidity storage requirements for drugs?
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