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ORLANDO HEALTH 52 W UNDERWOOD ST ORLANDO, FL 32806 June 27, 2013
VIOLATION: PHARMACY ADMINISTRATION Tag No: A0491
Based on record review and interview, the facility failed to have a policy related to responsibility for evaluation of external alerts and/or recommendations from national associations for medication alerts requiring attention and or review.

Findings:

During an interview on 6/28/13 at 11 a.m., the pharmacy director confirmed the facility did not currently have a policy related to responsibility for evaluation of external alerts and/or recommendations from national associations for medication alerts requiring attention and or review.
VIOLATION: STOP-ORDERS FOR DRUGS Tag No: A0507
Based on record review and interview, the facility did not have a policy for automatic stop dates for specific categories of medications.

Findings:

During an interview on 6/28/13 at 11:30 a.m., the pharmacy director confirmed the facility did not currently have a policy for automatic stop dates for specific categories of medications. He said the software currently just defaults to end the medications in 330 days from the start of the medication and does not consider the category of the drug.