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28 Pa. Code § 501.74. Pharmaceutical services.

§ 501.74. Pharmaceutical services.

 (a)  There shall be a listing of all drugs and biologicals, including intravenous solutions, which are to be retained for emergency use in the birth center, which is consistent with the midwifery and medical protocols as required in §  501.71(3) (relating to midwifery services). The listing shall be developed and approved by the Physician Director of Medical Affairs. The listing shall include the identity of birth center staff who are authorized to administer the drugs, biologicals, or intravenous solutions. The purchase and use of drugs shall be done under the direction of the Physician Director of Medical Affairs or supervising physician.

 (b)  If a drug, biological, or intravenous solution is obtained on an emergency basis, it shall only be done upon an order, written or oral, by a physician, and it must be noted in the current list.

 (c)  Drugs and biologicals must be secured in an appropriate cabinet, or when refrigeration is necessary, must be stored in a separate refrigerator located in a controlled area for staff use only or in a locked stationary container, if stored in a refrigerator to which the public has access.

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