PDFWAC 246-871-040


(1) Pharmacist-in-charge. Each pharmacy shall be managed on site by a pharmacist who is licensed to practice pharmacy in this state and who has been trained in the specialized functions of preparing and dispensing compounded parenteral products, including the principles of aseptic technique and quality assurance. This training may be obtained through residency training programs, continuing education programs, or experience in an IV admixture facility. The pharmacist-in-charge shall be responsible for the purchasing, storage, compounding, repackaging, dispensing, and distribution of all parenteral products. He/she shall also be responsible for the development and continuing review of all policies and procedures, training manuals, and the quality assurance programs. The pharmacist-in-charge may be assisted by additional pharmacists trained in this area of practice.
(2) Supportive personnel. The pharmacist-in-charge may be assisted by a level A pharmacy assistant. The level A pharmacy assistant shall have specialized training in this field and shall work under the immediate supervision of a pharmacist. The training provided to these personnel shall be described in writing in a training manual pursuant to chapter 246-901 WAC and chapter 18.64A RCW. The duties and responsibilities of the level A pharmacy assistant must be consistent with his/her training and experience.
(3) Staffing. A pharmacist shall be accessible twenty-four hours per day for each pharmacy to respond to patient's and other health professionals' questions and needs.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 92-12-035 (Order 277B), § 246-871-040, filed 5/28/92, effective 6/28/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005 and chapter 18.64A RCW. WSR 91-18-057 (Order 191B), recodified as § 246-871-040, filed 8/30/91, effective 9/30/91. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.64.005. WSR 90-03-055 (Order 026), § 360-16A-060, filed 1/17/90, effective 2/17/90.]