Texas - What is a "Pharmacist in Charge?"
In Texas, each pharmacy is required by law to have one pharmacist-in-charge who is employed on a full-time basis. The duties of the pharmacist-in-charge, include the following, which is excerpted from the Texas Administrative Code:
(A) education and training of pharmacy technicians and pharmacy technician trainees;
(B) supervising a system to assure appropriate procurement of prescription drugs and devices and other products dispensed;
(C) disposal and distribution of drugs;
(D) storage of all materials, including drugs, chemicals, and biologicals;
(E) maintaining records of all transactions of the pharmacy necessary to maintain accurate control over and accountability for all pharmaceutical materials required by applicable state and federal laws and sections;
(F) supervising a system to assure maintenance of effective controls against the theft or diversion of prescription drugs, and records for such drugs;
(G) adherence to policies and procedures regarding the maintenance of records in a data processing system such that the data processing system is in compliance with requirements;
(H) legal operation of the pharmacy, including meeting all inspection and other requirements of all state and federal laws or sections governing the practice of pharmacy.