(1) The board shall annually register and inspect all outpatient centers for surgical services in Montana, regardless of pharmacy status.
(2) In an outpatient center for surgical services without an on-site pharmacy, drug distribution must be directed by a physician or consulting pharmacist licensed to practice in Montana and who is responsible for the security, storage, and distribution of drugs within the facility.
(3) The physician director or consulting pharmacist shall provide for applicable policies and procedures to ensure:
(a) proper acquisition and secure, temperature-controlled storage of all pharmaceuticals;
(b) security and accountability of controlled substances;
(c) quality control of sterile and nonsterile pharmaceutical products including procedures for identifying, removing, and destroying outdated products;
(d) evaluation of reported medication errors and development of procedures to prevent those errors;
(e) maintenance of all required records; and
(f) compliance with all requirements of the board.
(4) Ambulatory surgical centers that store and/or administer controlled substances shall register with the board and with the DEA, and shall comply with all applicable state, local, and DEA regulations.