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Subpart 1.

Pharmacy security.

The pharmacy or drug room shall be surrounded by a continuous partition or wall extending from floor to ceiling. All doors and windows shall be securely locked when the pharmacy or drug room is closed, so as to prevent entry by unauthorized persons.

Subp. 2.

Nursing service units.

When drugs are stored on nursing service units space shall be available at each unit for the storage, safeguarding, and preparation of medication doses, and shall include provision of at least the following:


A well-illuminated, locked drug cabinet or room shall be equipped with clearly labeled cubicles to ensure physical separation of individual patient prescribed medications. Medications may be stored in secured individual patient storage areas or secured portable storage carts providing separate compartments for individual patients.


A container or compartment that is capable of securing controlled substances with a lock or other safeguard system shall be permanently attached to storage carts or medication rooms.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 151.06

Published Electronically:

October 11, 2013

Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes