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Pharmacy Technician Certification 2021 | 2/11/2021





Criminal Background Processing Change | 9/24/2020

For application purposes, you must request a standard FBI fingerprint card, form No. FD-258 used by the FBI for noncriminal fingerprinting from the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy. ​No other cards will be accepted. All completed cards must be mailed directly to:

Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Criminal Information Center
Applicant Processing
PO Box 958
Jackson, MS 39205-0958

Amending or Creating a New Regulation | 8/3/2020

Curious about how regulations are amended or created? Check out this diagram!





News from the DEA | 7/21/2020

DEA has eliminated paper registration and renewal notifications and moving toward the ONLINE registration and renewal process.  Paper notifications will no longer be mailed.  Therefore, it is imperative that DEA has the correct email address of the registrant or their designated point of contact.  Registrants without email addresses will be contacted by DEA personnel in order to update the notification database.  Registrants may also directly contact Registration Support Specialists, Julie (571) 362-4890 or Connie (571) 362-4891) who handle the states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Mississippi.  Additional information can be found on the DEA website: www.DEAdiversion.usdoj.gov, Registration Support.​

Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Swears in Board Members and Appoints Officers | 7/17/2020

The Mississippi Board of Pharmacy welcomed two new board members at the third quarter meeting held in Jackson on July 16. Ronnie Bagwell of Brandon and Tony Waits of Prentiss will each serve a five-year term as board members.“We, at the Board of Pharmacy, are excited about both Ronnie and Tony joining our Board. They bring many years of experience in the practice of pharmacy that will serve them and us well in the decisions that are required of the Board and staff. We look forward to the contributions that they will make,” Executive Director Susan McCoy.

Bagwell, a Brandon resident brings over 25 years of experience to the position. He is the owner of Marty’s Pharmacy and Compounding Center in Flowood and has been the Pharmacist-in-Charge of Hospice Ministries inpatient facility since 1998. Bagwell has served as the president of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association.

Waits is a resident of Prentiss and has been working in pharmacy for over 30 years. He is the owner of Hudson Drugs in Prentiss. He has served on the Board of Mississippi Independent Pharmacist Association, the Baptist Medical Dental Mission International and the Board of Trustees of Pearl River Community College throughout the years.

Additionally, the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy elected Jillian Foster of Olive Branch to the position of president. Appointed to the Board in 2016, Foster is currently the System Pharmacy Service Line Administrator for Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporation (BMHCC), where she provides strategic directions to the BMHCC pharmacy teams across 14 hospitals and 19 infusion centers in Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas.

The Board of Pharmacy named Larry Calvert Vice President, and Todd Barrett as Secretary for the 2020-2021 term. (Left to right: Tony Waits, District 4, Jillian Foster, District 1 and President, Ronnie Bagwell, Institutional at Large, Ryan Harper, District 3, Guy Phillips, Retail at Large, Todd Barrett, District 2 and Secretary, Larry Calvert, District 5 and Vice President.)


MBP Regulation Updates | 9/17/2019

The following regulations have been amended and became effective August 7, 2021:
ARTICLE XXXVI PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH CARE INITIATIVE AND/OR MODIFICATION OF DRUG THERAPY UNDER PROTOCOL
    • This amendment streamlines the regulation and removed unneeded burdensome of some requirements.
ARTICLE XXXIV PHARMACY EXTERN/INTERN REGISTRATION
    • This amendment repeals Article XXXIV. It has been incorporated into Article III. Specific legal authority authorizing the promulgation of rule: 73-21-81.
ARTICLE XXXI COMPOUNDING GUIDELINES
    • This amendment clarifies that a compounding certificate will become inactive if a pharmacy fails to compound any prescription for a calendar year. 
ARTICLE III PHARMACY EXTERN/INTERN REGISTRATION AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
    • This amendment incorporates Article XXXIV concerning extern/intern registration into this Article III which addresses the practical experience requirement. It also clarifies that an extern/intern that surrenders his/her registration must petition the Board for reinstatement. 
To review all Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations
, Click Here.  

The following regulations have been amended and became effective August 6, 2021:
ARTICLE II PHARMACY BOARD EXAMINATION
    • This amendment repeals Article II. It has been incorporated into Article I. Specific legal authority authorizing the promulgation of rule: 73-21-81. 
To review all Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations, Click Here.  
The following regulations have been amended and became effective May 13, 2021:
ARTICLE XLVIII TELEPHARMACY
    • This is a new regulation regarding the permitting and operation of a telepharmacy facility. 
To review all Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations, Click Here.  

The following regulations have been amended and became effective May 10, 2021:
ARTICLE I LICENSURE
    • This is an amendment to incorporate the Military Family Freedom Act into the Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations.
ARTICLE VII RESPONSIBILITY OF PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE (PIC) 
    • This is an amendment to require the PIC to be physically at the facility for 50% of the hours of operation or 20 hours per week whichever is less and to render a permit inactive if a new PIC is not submitted within 15 days of previous PIC leaving.​

ARTICLE IV LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
    • This is an amendment to change the number of required continuing education hours addressing opioid abuse.​


ARTICLE XX PARTIAL FILLING OF SCHEDULE II PRESCRIPTIONS 
    • This is an amendment to bring the regulation into compliance with federal law.


To review all Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations, Click Here.  

The following regulations have been amended and became effective October 22, 2020:
ARTICLE XLVII PHYSICIAN DISPENSING FACILITY PERMIT
    • This is a new regulation regarding any facility where a physician is dispensing prescription medications. This new regulation supports new regulations proposed by the Medical Licensure Board.
To review all Mississippi Board of Pharmacy Regulations, Click Here.  ​​
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Naloxone Statewide Standing Order | 5/17/2019

Through a standing order issued by the Mississippi State Department of Health, pharmacists are now permitted to dispense by request the narcotic blocker naloxone. A prescription from​ a doctor or other medical practitioner is not required. 

We urge you to read the Joint Press Release issued May 31, 2018: 
To view or download the current Naloxone Statewide Standing Order beginning May 11, 2021:
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Please follow these simple steps from Cheri Atwood, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy's Director of Compliance, to dispense: 

  1. ​Maintain proof of completion of the Board-approved training program. 

  2. Maintain a copy of the standing order. 

  3. Reduce the standing order to a prescription (prescriber is the physician that issued the standing order) - fill and file the prescription as a legend drug. 

  4. Provide proper counseling on the use of the medication.  ​​​​
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MBP Naloxone Training |

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