3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.6.8Collection of dispensed Controlled Drugs

When a Schedule 2 CD is collected from a pharmacy, the pharmacist is legally required to determine whether the person collecting is a patient, patient’s representative or healthcare professional.

Depending upon which type of person is collecting, the pharmacist needs to take appropriate action (see Table 16). See also section 3.6.11 for further information on record keeping requirements.