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49 Pa. Code § 27.17. Security for Schedule II controlled substances.

§ 27.17. Security for Schedule II controlled substances.

 (a)  Schedule II controlled substances shall be stored in securely locked, substantially constructed cabinets. However, Schedule II controlled substances may be dispersed throughout the stock of noncontrolled substances in such a manner as to obstruct the theft or diversion of the controlled substances.

 (b)  The occasional entry of authorized personnel into an area where the controlled substances are accessible to clean, deliver or perform other necessary functions shall be allowed only when a licensed pharmacist is present and supervising.

 (c)  The pharmacist manager shall be responsible for assuring that licensed persons, employees and others who enter the prescription area know and abide by the standards of security and that the other measures are taken as may be necessary to insure their enforcement.


   The provisions of this §  27.17 amended December 24, 2009, effective December 26, 2009, 39 Pa.B. 7205. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (346638).

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  22.62 (relating to conditions of provider participation); 28 Pa. Code §  113.15 (relating to locked storage); and 28 Pa. Code §  561.15 (relating to locked storage).

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