Pharmacist in Charge
A pharmacy license is issued in the name of the PIC and is not assignable or transferable.
Each pharmacy shall have one pharmacist in charge (PIC). The primary responsibilities of the PIC in general pharmacy practice settings are identified in 657—6.2(155A); in hospital pharmacy practice are identified in 657—7.2(155A); in nuclear pharmacy practice are identified in 657—16.4(155A); and correctional facility pharmacy practice are identified in 657—15.3(155A). The PIC is ultimately responsible for establishing and implementing policies and procedures for all operations of the pharmacy and for ensuring the pharmacy operations and practices comply with all requirements of federal and state pharmacy and drug laws, rules, and regulations.
The pharmacist in charge shall take a complete inventory of controlled substances on hand at the pharmacy upon assuming the duties of PIC.
A PIC, upon resigning the position of PIC, shall take a complete controlled substances inventory.