Published in the March 2008 Kansas State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter
The Board recently amended its regulations regarding the responsibilities of the pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) regardless of the setting or type of pharmacy. The PIC is now required to inventory all controlled substances (CS) in the pharmacy before leaving his or her position as PIC. To avoid problems with the employer it would be beneficial to take the inventory prior to submitting the PIC resignation to the employer. However, it needs to be taken as close to the resignation date as possible so that it is an accurate count at the time of leaving the position. The new PIC must take an inventory of all CS in the pharmacy within 72 hours of beginning his or her functions as the PIC. All records of inventory must be maintained for a period of five years.