(a)  A family care home shall allow the residents the right to choose a pharmacy provider as long as the pharmacy will provide services that are in compliance with the facility's medication management policies and procedures.

(b)  There shall be a current, written agreement with a licensed pharmacist, prescribing practitioner or registered nurse for pharmaceutical care services according to Rule .1009 of this Section.  The written agreement shall include a statement of the responsibility of each party.

(c)  The facility shall assure the provision of pharmaceutical services to meet the needs of the residents, including procedures that assure the accurate ordering, receiving and administering of all medications prescribed on a routine, emergency, or as needed basis.

(d)  The facility shall assure the provision of medication for residents on temporary leave from the facility or involved in day activities out of the facility.

(e)  The facility shall assure that accurate records of the receipt, use and disposition of medications are maintained in the facility and readily available for review.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 131D-2; 131D-4.5; 143B-165; S.L. 1999-0334;

Temporary Adoption Eff. December 1, 1999;

Eff. July 1, 2000;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2005.