g. A duress switch or holdup button must be provided in a hidden location to
permit pharmacy personnel to notify the supporting police agency from which an armed
force can be dispatched. Coordination will be made with the installation police to
schedule a quarterly test of the system. This test must be performed quarterly at
intervals not to exceed 90 days.
LOCK AND KEY CONTROL IN THE PHARMACY
a. It is the responsibility of the commander to establish procedures for the strict
protection of locks and keys to facilities, vaults, and containers where controlled medical
substances are stored.
b. Keys and combinations will only be accessible to or known by individuals
whose official duties require access to them.
c. Current rosters of the names of individuals authorized access to keys will be
maintained. DD Form 727 (Classified Container Information), will be used and posted
near all combination locks used. The statement: "THIS DOES NOT CONTAIN
CLASSIFIED MATERIAL" must be added in bold letters at the bottom of the form.
d. Locks or combinations will be changed when loss or compromise is
suspected, every 12 months, and when personnel having access depart.
e. DA Form 672 (Safe or Cabinet Security Record), will be used to record the
times that devices are opened, locked, and checked. When the form is completely
filled, it will be retained for 90 days.
f. All combination and key control records will be protected as "FOR OFFICIAL
USE ONLY" information.
g. Non-issued keys to storage areas for controlled substances and sensitive
items will be stored in an approved safe secured to the structure (at a location other
than in the storage area).
h. All keys will be signed in and out on a key register. After duty hours, keys,
including IDS keys, will be locked in a container constructed of at least 20-gauge steel
or material of equivalent strength and stored away from the storage area, or in the
custody of the responsible duty noncommissioned officer (NCO), or change-of-quarters.
At no time must keys be left unattended or unsecured.
Keys to storage areas must not exceed ten (10) in number.
The use of a master key system is prohibited.
FM 19-30 and AR 380-5 may be consulted for additional guidance and
assistance concerning key and lock control.