A Pharmacy Inspection Checklist helps ensure stores have the right systems in place to comply with regulations and health and safety standards.
- Registered area not less than 300 square feet
- Compounding area not less than 100 square feet
- The compounding area has both hot and cold running water
- Compounding area is clean and free from clutter
- Registered name of the owner on the exterior of premises
- Heat and air conditioning available and working
- Adequate lighting
- Exterior sign indicates that there is a pharmacy department within
- Hours of operation for the pharmacy department are posted
- The patient waiting area is clean with adequate seating
- Patient consultation area is clean and offers adequate privacy
- Literature dispensers in the patient area are neat, stocked, and free from non-relevant materials
- All patient paperwork/data is securely stored
- Pharmacy adheres to legal patient confidentiality requirements
- Prescriptions are verified and dispensed according to regulatory standards
- Every patient is offered a medication consultation
- Limited English Proficiency Sign present “Point to your language. Language assistance will be provided at no cost to you.”
- Solid doors with magnetic door contacts
- Presence of a working alarmed security system that provides an auxiliary source of power and signals (flashing lights, audible alarms, and silent alarms)
- Employees have a unique alarm code
- All doors/windows in the pharmacy area are reinforced
- Working security cameras at the entrance to the pharmacy and at the pharmacy area
- The pharmacy department is separately alarmed and secured from the rest of the establishment
- Sensors for motion /breaking glass and/or vibration in the pharmacy
- Weighing device sensitive to 6mg
- Metric weights (if needed)
- Devices capable of measuring volumes from 0.1 ml to 500ml
- Mortar and pestle
- Refrigerator for drug storage
- Thermometer in refrigerator (temperature between 2-8°C; 36-46°F)
- Secured area for narcotics
- Disposal equipment and designated area for medication and sharps
- Copies of or access to laws, rules and regulations governing the practice of pharmacy in that state/region.
- Reference resources necessary to carry on the practice of pharmacy
- Background checks for all pharmacy employees are completed before the employee’s first shift
- Pharmacy employees’ education/certificates are up-to-date and displayed when necessary
- Employees adhere to dress code
- Sample prescription label showing FULL Corporate name and address
- License and registration of the supervising pharmacist
- “Drug Retail Price List Available Upon Request” Sign
- Medication is regularly rotated and expiry dates checked
- Employees are aware of COVID-19 prevention protocol
- COVID-19 symptoms information is posted and accessible to all employees
- Employees understand reporting procedures in case of presentation of a patient with COVID-19 symptoms
- All employees understand procedures should they present with COVID-19 symptoms
- Employees are following proper hand washing protocol including frequency and duration.
- Common and employee areas are regularly disinfected.
- Pharmacy has made scheduling adjustments to allow for additional disinfecting procedures.
- Employees understand how to access the most up-to-date information related to COVID-19 prevention, protocols, and procedures.
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