TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1330 PHARMACY PRACTICE ACT
SECTION 1330.610 PHARMACY STRUCTURAL/EQUIPMENT STANDARDS


 

Section 1330.610  Pharmacy Structural/Equipment Standards

 

All pharmacies must comply with the following provisions:

 

a)         Notification shall be submitted to the Division that an existing pharmacy will be remodeled.

 

b)         Other than on-site institutional pharmacies, all dispensing and drug storage areas of the pharmacy must be contiguous.

 

c)         The pharmacy area and all store rooms shall be well-lighted and properly ventilated.

 

d)         Refrigerators shall be for the exclusive use of prescription drugs.  No personal or food items shall be stored in the refrigerator.  Refrigeration shall be capable of maintaining temperature within a range compatible with the proper storage of drugs requiring refrigeration or freezing. 

 

e)         The pharmacy area shall not be used for storage of merchandise that interferes with the practice of pharmacy.

 

f)         Suitable current reference sources, either in book or electronic data form (available in the pharmacy or on-line), which shall include Facts and Comparisons (http://www.factsandcomparisons.com) or other suitable references determined by the Division to be pertinent to the practice carried on in the licensed pharmacy.

 

g)         A telephone shall be immediately accessible in the pharmacy area.

 

h)         These requirements are in addition to any other requirements found in this Part.

 

i)          At a minimum, the equipment and references listed in Section 1330.640 must be maintained at all dispensing pharmacies.

 

(Source:  Amended at 39 Ill. Reg. 6267, effective April 23, 2015)