The following regulations have been amended and became effective February 15, 2019:
ARTICLE VII RESPONSIBILITY OF PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE (PIC)
ARTICLE XII PRESCRIPTION/ORDER REQUIRED AND REFILL AUTHORIZATION/RECORDKEEPING
- The amendment allows a pharmacist to serve as pharmacist-in-charge for both a community and institutional pharmacy simultaneously upon Board approval.
ARTICLE XL PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
- The amendment clarifies that a pharmacist may use professional judgment to dispense additional dosage units authorized by an original prescription for non-controlled maintenance medication to include refills.
ARTICLE XV ISSUANCE AND RECEIPT OF PRESCRIPTION COPIES
- The amendment allows pharmacy technicians to conduct medication histories in an institutional setting.
- The amendment clarifies that prescription copies may be transferred via facsimile.
The following regulations have been amended and became effective July 30, 2018:
ARTICLE IV LICENSE RENEWAL AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
- The amendment increases the number of required annual continuing education hours from ten to fifteen and requires five of those hours to be related to opioid abuse or other addiction related issues. At least two hours of CE must be live CE. (The enforcement of this regulation will begin with the calendar year 2019. All pharmacists will be required to obtain the increased CE during the 2019 calendar year.)
- ARTICLE VI PRACTICE OF PHARMACY PERMITS
- The amendment allows for the delivery of home dialysis solutions to patients without the necessity of the distributor obtaining a pharmacy permit.
- ARTICLE XLIII PMP
- The amendment includes mandatory review of the PMP by pharmacists based on certain circumstances prior to dispensing opioids.
- ARTICLE XLVI CHARITY PHARMACY REGULATIONS
- The amendment allows retail pharmacies to participate in charitable drug distribution programs that have been approved by the Board.
- ARTICLE XXXI COMPOUNDING GUIDELINES
- The amendment incorporates the provisions from ARTICLE XXVII, STERILE PHARMACEUTICALS into this Article and Article XXVIII will be repealed. The amendment also requires pharmacies who are performing compounding services to obtain a compounding certificate. (The compounding certificate portion of this amendment will not be enforced until the Board develops an application for a compounding certificate. The application will be placed on the Board website after it has been developed and a notice will be sent to all pharmacists.)
- PROCEDURES FOR PERMANENT CLOSURE OF BUSINESS
- The amendment cleans up outdated information related to reporting to DEA and other agencies and streamlines the regulation.
- COVER PAGE AND GENERAL INFORMATION
- The amendment cleans up outdated information such as Board address, phone and fax number, etc.
- ARTICLE XXXV INSTITUTIONAL EMERGENCY MEDICATION KIT PERMITS
- The amendment brings the regulation into compliance with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations.
- ARTICLE XIII PRESCRIPTIONS TO BE FILED
- The amendment eases the burden of maintaining a paper copy of all prescriptions by allowing copies of some prescriptions to be maintained electronically.
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