ACHC Gains Recognition by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has been recognized by The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy as an approved entity for non-resident compounding inspections and accreditation services. The February 2016 amendment allows non-resident compounding pharmacies to undergo ACHC’s PCAB Accreditation or AIS Inspection to fulfill Ohio licensure requirements.

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Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) has been recognized by The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy as an approved entity for non-resident compounding inspections and accreditation services. The February 2016 amendment allows non-resident compounding pharmacies to undergo ACHC’s PCAB Accreditation or AIS Inspection to fulfill Ohio licensure requirements.

Ohio joins the growing number of state boards of pharmacy to partner with ACHC for a compliance solution for compounding pharmacies. The approval of ACHC’s services offers greater choice for compounding pharmacies when selecting an independent third party to verify the quality and safety of compounding practices. By recognizing both PCAB Accreditation and AIS Inspections, Ohio has adopted a model solution that manages risk and compliance while offering flexibility to pharmacies.

“ACHC is committed to working with state boards of pharmacy and compounding pharmacies to facilitate the highest-quality patient care and safety,” said ACHC CEO, José Domingos. “Ohio’s efforts to ensure the safety of compounded medications in its state are commendable and we look forward to working with the state board of pharmacy to provide additional assurance to their residents.”

With a broad and extensive array of pharmacy compliance solutions, including programs for sterile and non-sterile compounding, infusion, specialty, and long term care pharmacy services; ACHC is positioned to be the solution of choice for the industry. Beginning July 2014, PCAB became a service of ACHC, offering programs for non-sterile (ref. USP 795) and sterile (ref. USP 797) compounding services. PCAB assesses the compounding process based on a specific set of standards that concentrate on the quality and consistency of compounded medications while incorporating performance improvement and ongoing compliance requirements. AIS Inspections provide a customizable compliance solution for boards of pharmacy, including a thorough review of compounding practices as they relate to USP 795 and USP 797.

ACHC is a non-profit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is the provider’s choice for compliance solutions because of its personal Account Advisors, relevant and realistic standards, competitive pricing, and a friendly, consultative approach to accreditation. PCAB Accreditation 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 customerservice(at)achc.org or 855-937-2242.

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