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LABP Notice of Rulemaking Activity

Monday, April 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Crystal Carter
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The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy released a Notice of Rulemaking Activities relative to Controlled Substance Prescriptions, Pharmacist-in-Charge of Nonresident Pharmacy, and Medication Synchronization.

 

Regulatory Project 2016-1 ~ Controlled Substance Prescriptions will amend two sections of the Board's rules.  One will shorten the expiration date of prescriptions written for controlled substances listed in Schedule II.  This change is required by Act 865 of the 2014 Legislature.  The second change will recognize the prescriptive authority of physician assistants and optometrists for controlled substances listed in Schedule II, pursuant to Act 453 of the 2015 Legislature.  Both of those laws and their changes have already been noticed to all of the Board's licensees.  This project will simply make the necessary corresponding changes in the rules.  A copy of the 1st Report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare is available here.

Regulatory Project 2016-2 ~ Pharmacist-in-Charge of Nonresident Pharmacy will amend the chapter of rules for nonresident (out-of-state) pharmacies to require the pharmacist-in-charge be physically present and practicing in that pharmacy for a minimum amount of time.  This standard is already required for the pharmacist-in-charge of a pharmacy located within the state.  A copy of the 1st Report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare is available here.

 

Regulatory Project 2016-3 ~ Medication Synchronization will amend the prescription refill dispensing rule to allow a pharmacist to perform medication synchronization services for a patient, wherein the pharmacist may adjust the dispensing quantity and refill schedule, within certain limites, so that patients with multiple medications can have some or all of their medications dispensed on the same day, thereby reducing the number of trips to the pharmacy by the patient.  A copy of the 1st Report to the Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare is available here.


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