(1) Each pharmacist, while on duty, shall be responsible for the security of the pharmacy, including provisions for effective control against theft or diversion of drugs.

(a) A Schedule II controlled substance perpetual inventory shall be maintained and routinely reconciled in all pharmacies.

(2) The pharmacy shall be secured at all times by either a physical barrier with suitable locks and/or an electronic barrier to detect entry by unauthorized persons at any time. Such barrier shall be approved by the board or its designee before being put into use.

(3) Prescription and other patient health care information shall be maintained in a manner that protects the integrity and confidentiality of such information as provided by the rules of the board.

(4) Sections (1) and (2) of this rule shall be effective February 1, 2004.

History: 37-7-201, MCA; IMP, 37-7-201, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 794, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 1615, Eff. 6/23/06.