3. Underpinning Knowledge - Legislation and Professional Issues

3.6.9Safe custody

The Safe Custody Regulations refer to the physical security of certain Schedule 2 or 3 CDs. It requires that pharmacies, private hospitals and care homes keep relevant CDs in a ‘locked safe, cabinet or room which is constructed as to prevent unauthorised access to the drugs’. For settings other than those listed above, these regulations are considered minimum standards for safe custody

STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS OF SAFES, CABINETS AND ROOMS USED FOR STORING CONTROLLED DRUGS