Section .2600 ‑ Pharmaceutical Services

Link to law: 10a - health and human services/chapter 13 - nc medical care commission/subchapter d/10a ncac 13d .2601.html
Published: 2015

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(a)  The facility shall provide pharmaceutical

services under the supervision of a pharmacist, including procedures that

ensure the accurate acquiring, receiving and administering of all drugs and


(b)  The facility shall be responsible for

obtaining drugs, therapeutic nutrients and related products prescribed or

ordered by a physician for patients in the facility.

(c)  To ensure that drug therapy is rational,

safe and effective, a pharmaceutical care assessment shall be conducted in the

facility at least every 31 days for each patient.  All new admissions shall

receive a pharmaceutical care assessment at the time of the pharmacist's next

visit or within 31 days, whichever comes first.  This assessment shall include

at least:

(1)           a review of the patient's

diagnoses, history and physical, discharge summary, diet, vital signs, current

physician's orders, laboratory values, progress notes, interdisciplinary care

plans and medication administration records; and

(2)           the pharmacist's progress

notes in the patient's medical record which reflect the results of this

assessment and, if necessary, recommendations for change based on desired drug



History Note:        Authority G.S. 131E‑104; 131E-117;

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. March 22, 2015.