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Chapter 6, "General Pharmacy Licenses"

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 Licenses,” Iowa Administrative Code. The proposed amendments add, to the information that must be communicated to the pharmacist receiving a prescription transfer from another pharmacy, any special directions, restrictions, or notations included by the prescriber on the original prescription including but not limited to restrictions relating to drug product selection or substitution. The amendments also add a new rule 657—6.11(155A) establishing requirements for drug product selection and do not substitute restrictions.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendments not later than 4:30 p.m. on October 22, 2013. 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 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 requires that a pharmacist perform a final verification for the accuracy, validity, completeness, and appropriateness of a patient’s prescription or medication order prior to delivery to the patient or patient’s representative, that the verification be documented, and that the documented record be maintained by the pharmacy.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendments not later than 4:30 p.m. on April 22, 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 10, "Controlled Substances"

Pursuant to the authority of Iowa Code sections 124.301 and 147.76, the Board of Pharmacy hereby gives Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances."Iowa Administrative Code. The proposed amendments provide pharmacies with flexibility in the date on which the required annual inventory of controlled substances may be completed and clarify when a controlled substances inventory must be completed upon a change of ownership of a pharmacy. The proposed amendments also amend the implementation clause at the end of the chapter to remove references to sections of the Iowa Code that have been repealed.

Any interested person may present written comments, data, views, and arguments on the proposed amendment not later than 4:30 p.m. on April 22, 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: April 10, 2014 12:19 PM

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