Med Storage

October 1, 2005

Can you please verify guidelines for storage of medication in nonclinical staff-accessible areas?

Question: Can you please verify guidelines for storage of medication in nonclinical staff-accessible areas?

Answer: The DEA has specific requirements for controlled substances: "All controlled substances should be stored in a locked cabinet or other secure storage container with limited access by the office staff."

See it for yourself: www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/faq/general.htm#6.