Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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4/14/09  7:13 am
Commenter: Mary Scott Garrett, Parham Doctorsd' Hospital

I support the ammendment that would no lolnger requirethat nurses sign for controlled substances

that are added into automated dispensing machines.  Most hospitals that have this system have an automated control tower, and reconciliation of dispensing is part of the job; this reconciliation step ensures that the correct amount gets to the correct place; if the correct amount is NOT added to the correct cabinet, the transaction stands out for the pharmacist to review. 

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