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policy 0299 : Controlled Substances

The University of Virginia Medical Center shall closely monitor its system for distributing controlled substances, i.e., sedatives/hypnotics, narcotics, and medication classified by the Virginia Board of Pharmacy and/or the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as Scheduled II, III, IV, and V). Inventories shall be maintained under oversight of the Pharmacy Department and tracked manually as well as by using computerized records via the Pyxis CIISafe system and the Pyxis automated dispensing cabinets throughout University of Virginia Medical Center. The system is designed to prevent diversion by tracking a number of processes, including receiving, dispensing, administering and inventory of controlled substances.

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  1. effective date:

    April 1, 2020