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When will the chapter become official?

The chapter becomes official December 1st, 2019, which is the earliest date a regulatory entity could enforce the chapter. As you all know, some states do not yet enforce USP <795> and <797>. It will be up to the individual states and their respective boards of pharmacy to determine when they will start to enforce this new standard.

API Active pharmaceutical ingredient
CACI Compounding aseptic containment isolator
C-PEC Containment primary engineering control
C-SEC Containment secondary engineering control
HD Hazardous drug
HEPA High-efficiency particulate air
NIOSH National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
SOP Standard operating procedure


  1. US Pharmacopeial Convention. (2016). Frequently Asked Questions: <800> Hazardous Drugs—Handling in Healthcare Settings. Retrieved from http://www.usp.org/frequently-asked-questions/hazardous-drugs-handling-healthcare-settings