Cary, NC (PRWEB) August 14, 2014
Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has been approved by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) to conduct compounding inspections for non-resident pharmacies that ship medications into Texas. TSBP requires non-resident pharmacies to obtain an inspection by a board-approved third party in order to ship compounded medications into the state.
“ACHC is committed to providing compliance services that facilitate the highest-quality of patient care and safety,” said ACHC CEO, José Domingos. “Our extensive pharmacy accreditation experience has left us well-equipped to conduct inspections on behalf of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy, and we look forward to working with them to assure that residents in their state receive safe, effective compounded medications.”
ACHC inspectors will assess the compounding process according to Texas requirements, outlined by TSBP rule 291.133. The inspections will be conducted by an ACHC inspector who has extensive experience in the area of pharmacy compounding. Pharmacies that wish to undergo an ACHC compounding inspection should visit achc.org/texas-pharmacy-inspection to learn more and submit an application.
ACHC has broad and extensive experience in the area of pharmacy compliance, including accreditation programs for non-sterile and sterile compounding, infusion, specialty, and long term care pharmacy services. Beginning July, 2014, ACHC began administering PCAB compounding accreditation programs for non-sterile (ref. USP 795) and sterile (ref. USP 797) compounding services. The organization also offers a range of resources designed to help pharmacies achieve and maintain compliance, including workbooks, workshops, and compliance checklists.
ACHC is a non-profit accreditation organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. The organization has CMS Deeming Authority for Home Health, Hospice, and DMEPOS and a Quality Management System that is certified to ISO 9001:2008. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of their personal Accreditation Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care. For more information on ACHC’s accreditation programs, or to download ACHC accreditation standards, please visit achc.org or contact them at customerservice(at)achc(dot)org or 855-937-2242.