PRN Pharmacist Will Be Held Accountable
While visiting a pharmacy during inspection, many times the PRN pharmacist is on duty and does not realize that he or she is responsible for all actions of the pharmacy, pharmacists, and technicians. Whether it be a technician not offering counsel by the pharmacist on refills, or the pharmacy neglecting to send in a controlled substance database report to the Board, the pharmacist on that particular day is held accountable for all pharmacy operations.
Therefore, if you are "just filling in" for another pharmacist, or float for several locations, it may be wise to carry your own pharmacy law book, educate your technicians on counseling rules and regulations, and listen to make sure your rules are enforced! While on duty, you are the pharmacist-in-charge!