Section 34-23-151

Continuing education; technician assistance; duties of pharmacist.

(a) Any pharmacist who engages in drug compounding shall be proficient in compounding and shall continually expand his or her compounding knowledge by participating in seminars or studying appropriate literature, or both.

(b) Pharmacy technicians may assist pharmacists in the preparation of compounds. When a written procedure for a compound is not on file at the pharmacy, a pharmacist must direct the preparation of the compound. At all times, a pharmacist shall verify the weight or volume of all active ingredients of a compound. While compounding, there shall be no more than three technicians per pharmacist.

(c) A pharmacist shall have responsibility to do all of the following:

(1) Verify all prescriptions.

(2) Approve or reject all components of the compounded product, drug product containers, closures, and labeling.

(3) Prepare and review all compounding records to assure that no errors have occurred in the compounding process.

(4) Assure the proper maintenance, cleanliness, and use of all equipment used in a prescription compounding practice.

(5) Assure that only personnel authorized by the supervising pharmacist shall be in the immediate vicinity of the drug compounding operation.

(Act 2003-389, p. 1094, §2.)