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USP 797: A Review of the Final Revisions

Chris Beebe, RPh, MBA has more than 25 years of experience in hospital pharmacy and is Senior Vice President of Compliance and Regulatory Services at CPS. He has developed expertise in topics including accreditation standard and state regulation compliance, controlled substance diversion prevention, general medication safety, and sterile compounding and hazardous drug handling. Chris leads a team of pharmacist specialists that ensures overall medication management compliance and risk reduction at CPS managed facility pharmacies, and the team also provides consultation on these topics nationwide. He is a member of The Joint Commission Pharmacy Advisory Council.

Chris has served in pharmacy leadership and compliance roles at Health Management Associates and Community Health Systems, and as a Director of Pharmacy and staff pharmacist at two acute care hospitals. After earning his BS Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh, Chris received his Masters in Business Administration the Lebanon Valley College. He resides in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Chris Beebe, Senior Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Services at CPS
Chris Beebe, Senior Vice President of Compliance & Regulatory Services at CPS


• Identify USP 797 standards in this final revision and how they have changed since the last version was published
• Study chapter highlights related to training and education, physical plant and equipment, and environmental monitoring
• Discuss strategies for compliance with USP 797 when becoming enforceable

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