Minimum standards for a pharmacy
|| All pharmacists working in a pharmacy
must be able to access all current federal and state laws, regulations, and
rules governing the legal distribution of drugs in Ohio;
|| The pharmacy shall
to and utilize the references necessary to conduct a pharmacy in a manner
that is in the best interest of the patients served and to comply with all
state and federal laws; and
Telephone number of a poison control center.
The pharmacy shall carry and utilize the equipment necessary
to conduct a pharmacy in a manner that is in the best interest of the patients
served and to comply with all state and federal laws.
|| Stock of drugs
The stock of drugs shall include such chemicals, drugs, and
preparations sufficient to compound and prepare all types of prescriptions
offered by the pharmacy.
|| Prescription containers
The stock of prescription containers shall include such
containers as are necessary to dispense drugs in accordance with federal and
state laws, including the provisions of the federal Poison Prevention Act of
1970 and compendial standards, or as recommended by the manufacturer or
distributor for non-compendial drug products.
|| Space and fixtures
|| The stock, library, and equipment shall
be housed in a suitable, well-lighted and well-ventilated room or department
with clean and sanitary surroundings primarily used for the compounding and
preparing of prescriptions and for the manufacture of pharmaceutical
|| All areas where
drugs and devices are stored shall be dry, well-lighted, well-ventilated, and
maintained in a clean and orderly condition. Storage areas shall be maintained
at temperatures which will ensure the integrity of the drugs prior to their
dispensing as stipulated by the USP/NF and/or the manufacturer's or
distributor's labeling unless otherwise indicated by the board.
|| All storage areas shall provide adequate
physical security for all dangerous drugs in accordance with rules
of the Administrative Code.
|| Pharmacy hours
Notice to the public of operating hours of the pharmacy
department must be posted.
The pharmacy shall be appropriately staffed to operate in a
safe and effective manner pursuant to section
4729.55 of the Revised Code. An
employee of a pharmacy that may have contact with patients or the general
public must be identified by a nametag that includes the employee's job
minimum standards are required for specialized pharmacy practices pursuant to
Chapters 4729-15, 4729-17, and 4729-19 of the Administrative Code.
Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 4729-9-02
119.032 review dates:
Effective Dates: 9/10/1976, 9/1/1985, 3/21/1988, 7/1/1990, 7/1/1992, 7/1/1994,
3/1/1999, 1/1/2006, 11/1/09