Cary, NC (PRWEB) April 21, 2015
ACHC Inspection Services (AIS) has been approved by the Florida State Board of Pharmacy to conduct compounding pharmacy inspections for non-resident pharmacies. The Florida State Board of Pharmacy requires non-resident compounding pharmacies to undergo an approved inspection prior to obtaining a state permit for non-resident sterile compounding. Further information concerning the permit requirements can be found at floridaspharmacy.gov.
“AIS is committed to working with state boards of pharmacy and compounding pharmacies to facilitate the highest-quality of patient care and safety,” said ACHC CEO, José Domingos. “Florida’s efforts to ensure the safety of compounded medications in their state are commendable and we look forward to working with the state board of pharmacy to provide assurance for their residents.”
Launched as a division of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) in November 2014, AIS assesses the compounding process according to a predetermined set of criteria. The state-specific requirements include, but are not limited to USP 797 standards. Inspections are conducted by AIS Inspectors who have extensive experience in the area of pharmacy compounding. Pharmacies that wish to undergo the AIS Inspection process should visit AISInspections.org to learn more.
AIS is a division of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), an organization with 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.
ACHC is a not-for-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’s broad range of accreditation programs also includes Pharmacy, Sleep, Private Duty Nursing, and Behavioral Health. ACHC is the provider’s choice for accreditation because of its personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and 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 and educational resources, or to download ACHC accreditation standards, please visit achc.org or contact them at customerservice(at)achc(dot)org or 855-937-2242.