Checklist for New Pharmacist-in-Charge
Pharmacists taking over as pharmacist-in-charge (PIC) of an existing pharmacy should be sure to accomplish the following things immediately upon learning of their appointment to the position of pharmacist-in-charge.
- Complete the Notice of Change of Pharmacist-in-Charge and mail it along with the original pharmacy permit to the Board of Pharmacy office 10 days prior to the date of the change. The board will issue a new permit.
- The new PIC and the previous PIC must complete and file with the pharmacy’s controlled drug records the Power of Attorney form which allows the new PIC to sign DEA-222 Forms.
- Complete an inventory of all controlled drugs on hand on the day of change of PIC. This protects both the incoming PIC and the outgoing PIC regarding any past or future discrepancies. Do not submit to the Board or DEA, but keep with other controlled drug records in the pharmacy.
- Review most recent Board of Pharmacy Inspection Report. Follow-up on any deficiencies or corrective actions.