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SB 99/FN (BR 1315) - T. Buford

     AN ACT relating to quality assurance in pharmacies.
     Amend KRS 315.010 to define "quality assurance program"; amend KRS 315.035 to prohibit the renewal or issuance of pharmacy licenses unless the applicant makes an affirmative statement that a system is in place to identify, evaluate, and respond to medication errors; amend KRS 315.0351 to prohibit the renewal or issuance of pharmacy licenses to out-of-state pharmacies unless the applicant makes an affirmative statement that a system is in place to identify, evaluate, and respond to medication errors; amend KRS 315.121 to clarify that the act of making a medication error does not, without proof of gross negligence or willful disregard for the safety of the patient, constitute unprofessional or unethical conduct for pharmacists and pharmacist interns; create a new section of KRS Chapter 315 to require every pharmacy to establish a quality assurance program that, at a minimum documents medical errors attributable to the pharmacy or its personnel; clarify that documents generated by a quality assurance program are peer review documents not subject to discovery, except by the board of pharmacy or government agencies with jurisdiction over the pharmacy; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2011.

     Jan 22-introduced in Senate
     Jan 25-to Health & Welfare (S)


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