j. The Uniform Chart of Account Code described in DOD Manual 6010.10M.
The Uniform Chart of Account UCA Code is designed to provide information for
expense and performance accounting. Codes for inpatient care, ambulatory care,
dental care, and other areas are provided in the manual. Each major treatment area
within the hospital has a summary account that consists of two capital letters (like BD
for pediatric care), and each specific clinic within that area has a subaccount code (like
BDA for Pediatric Clinic and BDB for Adolescent Clinic). The UCA Code for the clinic in
which the prescription was written should appear on the prescription.
k. Supplemental Labels. AR 40-2 requires that any necessary supplemental
labels be attached to the label warning individuals of potentially dangerous drug
interactions with alcohol, other drugs, certain foods and certain side effects in
accordance with the sound professional judgment exercised in the practice of
IMPORTANT NOTE: Items a through k (above) specify the label
requirements as detailed in AR 40-2. Observe that the quantity of
medication dispensed (for example, number of tablets, capsules, or
milliliters) to the patient is not included in this list. Standards of
professional practice would require that the quantity of medication
dispensed to the patient be stated on the prescription label for two major
(1) Such information makes it easier to refill the prescription:
That is, reading the amount dispensed as reflected by the prescription
label helps you to quickly determine the quantity of medication which
must be given to the patient when a refill is requested (and authorized).
(2) Such information helps other medical personnel in
emergency situations. For example, knowing the quantity of medication
originally dispensed to a parent could assist emergency room personnel
in approximating the amount of drug accidentally ingested by a small
3-14. AUXILIARY LABELS
a. When the contents of a prescription are for external use only, in the case of
liquid preparations, or require further preparation for use (shaking, dilution, adjustment
of temperature, or other manipulation or process), appropriate directions must be
included on the label. In many cases, this requirement is met by the use of auxiliary
labels (figure 3-9). These auxiliary labels are affixed to the container.