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§ 72355. Pharmaceutical Service - Requirements.


Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
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 § 72355
§ 72355. Pharmaceutical Service - Requirements.
(a) Pharmaceutical service shall include, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Obtaining necessary drugs including the availability of 24-hour prescription service on a prompt and timely basis as follows:
(A) Drugs ordered “Stat” that are not available in the facility emergency drug supply shall be available and administered within one hour of the time ordered during normal pharmacy hours. For those hours during which the pharmacy is closed, drugs ordered “Stat” shall be available and administered within two hours of the time ordered. Drugs ordered “Stat” which are available in the emergency drug supply shall be administered immediately.
(B) Anti-infectives and drugs used to treat severe pain, nausea, agitation, diarrhea or other severe discomfort shall be available and administered within four hours of the time ordered.
(C) Except as indicated above, all new drug orders shall be available on the same day ordered unless the drug would not normally be started until the next day.
(D) Refill of prescription drugs shall be available when needed.
(2) Dispensing of drugs and biologicals.
(3) Monitoring the drug distribution system which includes ordering, dispensing and administering of medication.
(4) Provision of consultative and other services furnished by pharmacists which assist in the development, coordination, supervision and review of the pharmaceutical services within the facility.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 208(a) and 1275, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Section 1276, Health and Safety Code.
This database is current through 11/13/20 Register 2020, No. 46
22 CCR § 72355, 22 CA ADC § 72355
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