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49 Pa. Code § 27.15. Sanitary standards.

§ 27.15. Sanitary standards.

 (a)  The pharmacy and equipment shall be maintained in a clean and orderly condition and in good repair.

 (b)  The pharmacy shall comply with the health and sanitation statutes of the Commonwealth and of the municipality and county in which the pharmacy is located.

 (c)  Waste material may not be permitted to collect upon the floor, counter or other area of the pharmacy. The pharmacy shall have a waste removal system adequate to maintain clean and sanitary conditions.

 (d)  The prescription area shall be dry and well ventilated, free from rodents, insects, dirt and foreign material, and well lighted.

 (e)  Plumbing shall be in good repair and working order.

 (f)  The prescription area shall contain only appliances, instruments, equipment, materials, drugs, medicines, chemicals and supplies necessary for the practice of pharmacy, as set forth in section 2(11) of the act (63 P. S. §  390-2(11)), and other equipment and supplies deemed reasonable for the operation and management of a pharmacy as established by the Board.

 (g)  Persons working in the prescription area shall be required to keep themselves and their apparel in a clean, sanitary and professional manner.


   The provisions of this §  27.15 amended September 4, 1998, effective September 5, 1998, 28 Pa.B. 4532. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (201796) and (238307).

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  22.62 (relating to conditions of provider participation); 28 Pa. Code §  113.14 (relating to space); 28 Pa. Code §  561.14 (relating to space); and 49 Pa. Code §  43b.7 (relating to schedule of civil penalties—pharmacists and pharmacies).

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