Remote Pharmacy Services

Remote Pharmacy Services allow a Class A or a Class C pharmacy to provide pharmacy services in a facility that is not at the same location as the Class A or Class C Pharmacy. Below is a list of applicable Remote Pharmacy Services that a Class A or a Class C may apply for:

 

Automated Pharmacy System (APS)

A mechanical system that dispense prescription drugs and maintains related transaction information.

See Rule §291.121 (a) “Remote Pharmacy Services using Automated Pharmacy Systems” for specific regulations and definitions.

 

Automated Storage and Delivery System (ASDS)

A mechanical system that delivers dispensed prescription drugs to patients at a remote delivery site and maintains related transaction information.

See Rule §291.121 (d) “Remote Pharmacy Services using Automated Storage and Delivery Systems” for specific regulations and definitions.

 

Emergency Medication Kits (E-Kits)

Controlled substances and dangerous drags maintained by a provider pharmacy to meet the emergency medications needs of a resident:

  • (a) At an institution licensed under Chapter 242 or 252, Health and Safety Code; or

  • (b) At an institution licensed under Chapter 242, Health and Safety Coe and that is a veterans home as defined by the 164.002, Natural Resources Code, if the provider pharmacy is a United States Department of Veterans Affairs pharmacy or another federally operated pharmacy

See Rule §291.121 (b) “Remote Pharmacy Services using Emergency Medication Kits” for specific regulations and definitions

 

Satellite Pharmacy

A Facility not located at the same location as a Class A or Class C pharmacy at which the satellite pharmacy services are provided. A satellite pharmacy may not store bulk drugs and may only store prescription medications that have been previously verified and dispensed by the provider pharmacy. A satellite pharmacy must be under the continuous, physically present supervision of a pharmacist at all times the satellite pharmacy is open to provide pharmacy services.

See Rule §291.129 “Satellite Pharmacy” for specific regulations and definitions

 

Telepharmacy

A system that monitors the dispensing of prescription drugs and provides for related drug use review and patient counseling services by an electronic method which shall include the use of the following types of technology: (a) Audio and video

  • a. Still image capture; and

  • b. Store and forward

See Rule §291.121 (c) “Remote Pharmacy Services using Telepharmacy Systems” for specific regulations and definitions