West Virginia Code of State Rules
Title 15 - Pharmacy
15-15 - Regulations Governing Pharmacy Permits
§15-15-7 - Professional Work Environment

§15-15-7. Professional Work Environment

7.1. No pharmacist may work more than 12 hours within a 24 hour period without at least 8 hours off duty in that 24 hours, except in a case of emergency when a pharmacist calls off work, the pharmacist on duty may work more than 12 hours in order to keep the pharmacy open. The pharmacists would have to document and date an amount of time worked beyond the 12 hour limit along with the reason for the extended hours of work and make it available to the Board.

7.2. Any pharmacy dispensing more than 15 prescriptions per hour on average during a day shall have a registered pharmacy technician assisting the pharmacist. The pharmacist-in-charge shall determine the work schedule for pharmacy technicians based upon prior dispensing records. The pharmacist shall ensure adequate staffing levels based on prior dispensing records and patient care tasks.

7.3. The pharmacist on duty or the pharmacy registrant shall notify the pharmacist-in-charge via telephone, e-mail, or text message whenever a prescription error, loss of drugs, or a violation of any statute or rule occurs and the pharmacist-in-charge is not present.

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