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The Designated Person Role in a Multihospital System
By Emma Sullivan, PharmD candidate, and Kevin N. Hansen, PharmD, BCPS, BCSCP

USP General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings states that each entity in a multihospital health system must have a designated person responsible for compliance with handling hazardous drugs (HDs). CLICK HERE for how to approach the designated person role in terms of the position structure, job responsibilities, and to access survey results from hospital systems that have established a designated person. CLICK HERE.

Did You Know . . .
The Joint Commission (TJC) surveys have changed based on COVID-19 considerations, USP <800> requirements, and other new factors. CLICK HERE to learn how to prepare for TJC inspections in 2021.

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