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The Massachusetts Board of Registration Pharmacy (Board) establishes this policy to ensure the proper storage of refrigerated and frozen medications in Board licensed pharmacies.
The duties of a Pharmacist Manager of Record include the “maintenance of necessary pharmaceutical equipment” to conduct pharmacy practice in accordance with current United States Pharmacopeia (USP) standards and the establishment, implementation and monitoring of policies and procedures in the pharmacy that maintain the professional practice standards in the dispensing of pharmaceuticals, which includes proper storage of refrigerated and frozen medications in the pharmacy.
Following review of pharmacy refrigeration systems, the Board has determined that Board licensed pharmacies must meet ALL the below listed conditions to ensure proper storage of refrigerated and frozen medications.
Accordingly, each Board licensed pharmacy must:
Adopted: March 08, 2011Revised: April 6, 2017