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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4/20/09  1:33 pm
Commenter: Courtney Fuller, Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Nursing Signature Required to verify loading controlled substances into ADC

I agree that it serves no purpose to pull nursing staff away from the bedside to sign for controlled substances that are being loaded into automated dispensing cabinets. They do not witness the transaction. The transaction is documented electronically by pass-coded entry into the automated dispensing cabinets. Additionally, the Board has requirements for auditing these processes. It is wasteful of both the technician's and nurse's time to continue this practice!

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