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The PSHP Legislative Committee members regularly attend Pennsylvania State Board of Pharmacy to advocate for PA pharmacists, technicians, health-systems, and patients. 


Updated 04-01-2020

New Facility and Facility Revision Issues:  PSHP leadership has continued to address questions and issues regarding facility submissions for renovations and new facilities with SBOP staff and new SBP attorney Juan Ruiz. The facility requirements are very “retail” focused prompting confusion when hospitals submit documents. We hope to reduce rejections and delays and especially extra work and costs incurred by both facilities and SBOP staff. With hospitals working to comply with USP-800 and 797 standards the number of hospital submissions has markedly increased. Our goal is to work towards common understanding and expectations on the part of hospitals, Board staff who review/approve submissions and the inspectors who review the facility. 

If you have specific questions or issues related to facility submissions or issues raised by inspectors (which can include review of any SBOP pharmacy legal or regulatory requirements) please email them to Steve Sheaffer

Regulatory Spotlight: PA SBOP Regulations, section 27.12 addresses “Practice of Pharmacy and Delegation of Duties”. Some SBOP inspectors have requested the documentation described in subsection 27.12(d)(4) which states “The pharmacist manager shall create and maintain a written protocol for each pharmacy technician employed in the pharmacy. The protocol shall specify each duty which the pharmacy technician may perform. The pharmacist manager and the pharmacy technician shall date and sign the protocol and each amendment to the protocol. The pharmacist manager shall make the protocol available to agents of the Board upon demand.” A job description for pharmacy technicians can be the basis of the signed document but by itself is not acceptable unless individual copies are signed and dated as required by this regulation.  

If you have an experience or questions that arose during a SBOP inspection that you would like to share with others please send the information to pshp@pshp.org. A legislative committee member will contact you on publication of your experience including if you want it published anonymously or not. 

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