Adopted and Filed August 28, 2013
The following rules were approved during the August 28, 2013, meeting of the Board of Pharmacy.
- Chapter 8, “Universal Practice Standards." The amendment rescinds current rule 657--8.33(147,155A and adopts a new rule 657--8.33(155A). The rule establishes training and continuing education requirements for pharmacists engaged in the administration of vaccines, identifies the vaccines that a qualified pharmacist may administer to patients within specified age categories, and requires compliance with and utilization of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC0 protocol for the administration of vaccines.
- Chapter 2, "Pharmacist Licenses." The amendment provides that a license to practice pharmacy that has been issued by a state or U.S. territory with which Iowa has a reciprocal agreement for license transfer may be used as the basis for a license transfer to practice pharmacy in Iowa. The rule previously required that a license transfer shall only be based on a license by examination. The amendment further requires that the license upon which a transfer is based must be in good standing at the time of the application for license transfer and at the time the license transfer is finalized.
- Chapter 8, "Universal Practice Standards." The amendment provides that the Board may extend or renew for additional time a pilot or demonstration research project initially approved for a period not to exceed 18 months. Since the provisions of rule 657—8.40(155A,84GA,ch63) implement legislative action providing for the establishment of projects that amount to a waiver of specific Iowa Code requirements, the Board will not consider waiver or variance of any provisions of this rule beyond approving a project request or request for extension of a project period pursuant to the rule.
Last Updated: September 16, 2013 10:40 AM