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GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

CHANGE OF ADDRESS OR NAME

A pharmacist, intern pharmacist, or technician should notify the board within 30 days of change of his or her address or name.

(Business & Professional Code § 4100)

BLOOD PRESSURE TAKEN BY A PHARMACIST

A pharmacist may take a person's blood pressure and inform the person of the results, whether the reading is within a high, low, or normal range, and may advice the person to consult a physician.

(Business & Professional Code § 4103)

AUTOMATED DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

A pharmacy that owns or provides dangerous drugs through an automated drug delivery system should register the system with the board by providing the location of each device within 30 days of installation of the device. If the device's operation has been discontinued, the pharmacy should notify the board within 30 days of discontinuation. A pharmacy must meet all of the following conditions in order to operate automated drug delivery system:

  1. Operating the device in compliance with legal requirements.

  2. The pharmacy has policies and produces in place, including appropriate security measure and monitoring inventory to prevent theft and diversion.

  3. The pharmacy reports drug losses from the automated system.

  4. The pharmacy license is not expired and not subject to disciplinary conditions.

(Business & Professional Code § 4105.5)

FRAUDULENT TRANSACTION & COUNTERFEIT DRUGS

If a manufacturer, wholesaler or pharmacy has reasonable cause to believe that a dangerous drug or device in its possession is counterfeit or subject of a fraudulent transaction, it should notify the board within 72 hours of obtaining that knowledge.

(Business & Professional Code § 4107.5)

FURNISHING A PRESCRIPTION DRUG TO A LICENSED HEALTH CARE FACILITY

A pharmacy may provide a dangerous drug or device to a licensed health care facility (i.e. home health agencies, hospices) for storage in a secured emergency supplies or portable container (i.e. automated dispensing machine, automated drug delivery system) maintained within the facility. A pharmacy may furnish dangerous drugs for parenteral therapy other than controlled substances to home health agency or licensed hospice in a portable container for dispensing to patients at home for emergency treatment or adjustment of parenteral drug therapy.

(Business & Professional Code § 4119)

PHARMACY SERVICES TO A HEALTH FACILITY

A pharmacy may provide pharmacy services to a health care facility through the use of an automated drug delivery system that does not need to be at the same location as the pharmacy. All drugs stored in an automated drug delivery system are part of the inventory of the pharmacy providing the pharmacy services to the facility. Drugs dispensed are considered to have been dispensed by that ...

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