Prepare for Compliance: The Chapter <800> Answer Book
October 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 10 - Page #18

Q&A with Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP
Director of Accreditation and Medication Safety Cardinal Health

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products: What was the motivation behind creating The Chapter <800> Answer Book?

Patricia C. Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP: USP sets the standards that organizations must meet to ensure safe compounding, but it does not provide instructions or guidance for how organizations should meet these standards. Therefore, pharmacists and health care facilities have had a significant number of questions since USP <800> was finalized and the enforcement date of July 1, 2018 was established. After receiving a significant number of queries about how to implement the chapter, ASHP decided to compile a book of USP <800> questions and answers to guide compliance efforts.

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