According to Michigan State Pharmacy Law, the automated dispensing system can be used as an after-hours cabinet for medication dispensing in the absence of a pharmacist in institutions.
True, [Michigan Pharmacy- Controlled Substances Act 338.3154 Rule 54 (11)].
Normally, the automated device shall include a requirement for pharmacist review of the prescription or medication order before system profiling or removal of any medication from the system for immediate patient administration. However this subsection do not apply to the following situations:
(a). The system is being used as an after-hours cabinet for medication dispensing in the absence of a pharmacist.
(b). The system is being used in place of an emergency kit as provided in R 338.486(4)(c).
(c). The system is being accessed to remove medication required to treat the emergent needs of a patient as provided in R 338.486(4)(c). A sufficient quantity to meet the emergent needs of the patient may be removed until a pharmacist is available to review the medication order.
(d). In each of the situations specified in subdivisions (a) to (c) of this subrule, a pharmacist shall review the orders and authorize any further dispensing within 48 hours.
A copy of all pharmacy policies and procedures related to the use of an automated device shall be maintained at the pharmacy responsible for the device's specific location and be available for review by an agent of the board.