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§ 72371. Pharmaceutical Service -Disposition of Drugs.

22 CA ADC § 72371BARCLAYS OFFICIAL CALIFORNIA CODE OF REGULATIONS

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Title 22. Social Security
Division 5. Licensing and Certification of Health Facilities, Home Health Agencies, Clinics, and Referral Agencies
Chapter 3. Skilled Nursing Facilities
Article 3. Required Services (Refs & Annos)
22 CCR § 72371
§ 72371. Pharmaceutical Service -Disposition of Drugs.
(a) Drugs which have been dispensed for individual patient use and are labeled in conformance with State and Federal law for outpatient use shall be furnished to patients on discharge on the orders of the discharging physician. If the physician's discharge orders do not include provisions for drug dispositions, drugs shall be furnished to patients unless:
(1) The discharging physician specifies otherwise or,
(2) The patient leaves or is discharged without a physician's order or approval or,
(3) The patient is discharged to a general acute care hospital, acute psychiatric hospital, or acute care rehabilitation hospital or,
(4) The drug was discontinued prior to discharge or,
(5) The labeled directions for use are not substantially the same as most current orders for the drug in the patient's health record.
(b) A record of the drugs sent with the patient shall be made in the patient's health record.
(c) Patient's drugs supplied by prescription which have been discontinued and those which remain in the facility after discharge of the patient shall be destroyed by the facility in the following manner:
(1) Drugs listed in Schedules II, III or IV of the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 shall be destroyed by the facility in the presence of a pharmacist and a registered nurse employed by the facility. The name of the patient, the name and strength of the drug, the prescription number, the amount destroyed, the date of destruction and the signatures of the witnesses required above shall be recorded in the patient's health record or in a separate log. Such log shall be retained for at least three years.
(2) Drugs not listed under Schedules II, III or IV of the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 shall be destroyed by the facility in the presence of a pharmacist or licensed nurse. The name of the patient, the name and strength of the drug, the prescription number if applicable, the amount destroyed, the date of destruction and the signatures of the person named above and one other person shall be recorded in the patient's health record or in a separate log. Such log shall be retained for at least three years.
(d) Unless otherwise prohibited under applicable federal or state laws, individual patient drugs supplied in sealed containers may be returned, if unopened, to the issuing pharmacy for disposition provided that:
(1) No drugs covered under the Federal Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970 are returned.
(2) All such drugs are identified as to lot or control number.
(3) The signatures of the receiving pharmacist and a registered nurse employed by the facility are recorded in a separate log which lists the name of the patient, the name, strength, prescription number (if applicable), the amount of the drug returned and the date of return. The log must be retained for at least three years.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
HISTORY
1. Change without regulatory effect relettering duplicate subsection (c) to (d) filed 1-11-95 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 95, No. 2).
This database is current through 11/13/20 Register 2020, No. 46
22 CCR § 72371, 22 CA ADC § 72371
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