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Chapter 8, "Universal Practice Standards"

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 147.76, the Board of Pharmacy hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 8, "Universal Practice Standards," Iowa Administrative Code. The proposed amendment require the owner or the owner's authorized representative and the temporary pharmacist in charge to provide written notification to the Board in the event that a pharmacist in charge has been identified to fill a temporary need. The amendment also removes the requirement for a signature of the owner or corporate officer on the notification.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendments not later than 4:30 p.m. on January 23, 2014. Such written materials may be sent to Terry Witkowski, Executive Officer, Board of Pharmacy, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688; or by E-mail to terry.witkowski@iowa.gov.

Chapter 3, "Pharmacy Technicians," Chapter 6, "General Pharmacy Practice," and Chapter 7, "Hospital Pharmacy Practice"

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code sections 147.76, the Board of Pharmacy hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 3, "Pharmacy Technicians," Chapter 6, "General Pharmacy Practice," and Chapter 7, "Hospital Pharmacy Practice"; to rescind Chapter 13, "Sterile Compounding Practices"; and to rescind Chapter 20, "Pharmacy Compounding Practices," and adopt a new Chapter 20, "Compounding Practices," Iowa Administrative Code. The proposed amendments are intended to combine the requirements currently in Chapters 13 and 20 for the compounding of drug products into a single chapter, Chapter 20, that fully adopts national minimum practice standards for compounding found in General Chapters 795 and 797 of the United States Pharmacopeia. The proposed amendments also incorporate new federal regulations as established in the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013, also known as the Compounding Quality Act, with respect to compounding and outsourcing facilities. Current Chapter 13 will be rescinded and reserved.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendments not later than 4:30 p.m. on January 23, 2014. Such written materials may be sent to Terry Witkowski, Executive Officer, Board of Pharmacy, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688; or by E-mail to terry.witkowski@iowa.gov.

Chapter 36, "Discipline"

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 147.76, the Board of Pharmacy hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 36, “Discipline,” Iowa Administrative Code. The proposed amendment provides clearer and more direct references to certain common violations by licensees or registrants for use by the Board when initiating and hearing disciplinary action. With respect to the addition of the submission of a false certification of continuing education as a ground for discipline, pharmacist licensees are now required to utilize the CPE Monitor for documenting the completion of continuing education requirements for licensure, and upon license renewal, pharmacists may now submit a certification of completion in lieu of reporting each educational program completed.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendments not later than 4:30 p.m. on January 23, 2014. Such written materials may be sent to Terry Witkowski, Executive Officer, Board of Pharmacy, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688; or by E-mail to terry.witkowski@iowa.gov.

Various Rules Assigning Responsibility for Pharmacy Activities

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code section 147.76, the Board of Pharmacy hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 6, “General Pharmacy Practice,” Chapter 7, “Hospital Pharmacy Practice,” Chapter 8, “Universal Practice Standards,” Chapter 9, “Automated Medication Distribution Systems and Telepharmacy Services,” Chapter 15, “Correctional Pharmacy Practice,” Chapter 18, “Centralized Prescription Filling and Processing,” Chapter 19, “Nonresident Pharmacy Practice,” Chapter 22, “Unit Dose, Alternative Packaging, and Emergency Boxes,” and Chapter 23, “Long-Term Care Pharmacy Practice,” Iowa Administrative Code. The proposed amendments update and clarify the persons responsible for various activities required by Board rules including responsibilities shared by a pharmacy, by and through its owner or license holder, the pharmacist in charge (PIC), and staff pharmacists. The purpose for the proposed amendments is to assign responsibility for pharmacy activities and functions to the party or parties that have the ability to control those activities and functions. The proposed amendments are a result of recommendations made by the 2014 PIC Task Force. The PIC Task Force was established at the recommendation of the 2013 Patient Safety Task Force. In developing its recommendations to the Board, the PIC Task Force reviewed current Board rules and the rules and regulations of other state licensing authorities, in addition to discussing responsibility issues and current pharmacy management and practice issues and standards.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendments not later than 4:30 p.m. on January 23, 2014. Such written materials may be sent to Terry Witkowski, Executive Officer, Board of Pharmacy, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688; or by E-mail to terry.witkowski@iowa.gov.

Last updated: January 15, 2015 8:24 AM

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