Audit of the Federal Bureau of Prisons Pharmacy Services

Audit Report 06-03
November 2005
Office of the Inspector General

Statement on Compliance with Laws and Regulations

As required by the Government Auditing Standards, we tested the BOP's records and documents pertaining to Pharmacy Services and prescription medications to obtain reasonable assurance that the BOP complied with laws and regulations that, if not complied with, in our judgment could have a material effect on the BOP's administration of Pharmacy Services. Compliance with laws and regulations related to prescription medications is the responsibility of BOP management. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence about compliance with laws and regulations. At the time of our audit, the pertinent legislation and the applicable regulations were:

  • Code of Federal Regulations, 21 C.F.R. (2004)

  • BOP Program Statement No. 6000.05, Health Services Manual, updated February 11, 2000

  • BOP Program Statement No. 6501.06, Pharmacy Technical Reference Manual, updated February 28, 2001

  • BOP Program Statement No. 6541.02, Over-the-Counter Medications, dated November 17, 2004

  • BOP Program Statement No. 6360.01, Pharmacy Services, dated January 15, 2005

  • BOP Health Services National Formulary 2003, dated January 8, 2003

  • BOP Health Services National Formulary 2004, dated February 17, 2004

Except for the issues discussed in the Findings and Recommendations section of this report, nothing came to our attention that caused us to believe that BOP management was not in compliance with the laws listed above.

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