10A NCAC 13B .4502      PHARMACIST

(a)  The pharmacy service shall be directed by a pharmacist licensed by the State of North Carolina. If a facility has a limited service as defined by the N.C. Board of Pharmacy, a part-time director of pharmacy shall have responsibility for control and dispensing of drugs.

(b)  The director of pharmacy shall be responsible to the chief executive officer or his designee for developing, supervising, and coordinating all the activities of pharmacy services throughout the facility.

(c)  The director of pharmacy shall require that the pharmacists are trained in the specialized functions of facility pharmacy.

(d)  The dispensing of drugs in the absence of a pharmacist shall be done by facility staff under the direct supervision of staff approved by the pharmacy committee and who are responsible for following policies established by the pharmacy committee.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E-79;

RRC objection due to lack of statutory authority Eff. July 13, 1995;

Eff. January 1, 1996;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. July 22, 2017.