Pharmacy Rules, Statutes, and Board Policies

 


 

THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (SEPTEMBER 15, 2015) AND COMMENT PERIOD (OCTOBER 19, 2015) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO RULE 21 NCAC 46. 1417 -- REMOTE MEDICATION ORDER PROCESSING SERVICES.  The Board has proposed the rule amendment as a result of a petition for rulemaking submitted by a pharmacy permit holder, in order for the Board to receive public comment on the proposed amendment.  Health care facility pharmacies are currently permitted to contract for remote medication order processing only during periods when pharmacists are not present in those pharmacies.  The proposed rule amendment would permit health care facility pharmacies to contract for remote medication order processing to supplement pharmacy services during periods when pharmacists are present in those pharmacies, if done pursuant to the applicable law and rules.

A public hearing will be held on September 15, 2015, at 9:00am at the NC Board of Pharmacy office, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC  27517.

Any person may object to the proposed amendment by attending the public hearing on September 15, 2015 and/or by submitting a written objection by 9:00am on October 19, 2015 to Jay Campbell, Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, fax (919) 246-1056, e-mail jcampbell@ncbop.org. The comment period was initially to end on September 15, 2015, but has been extended to October 19, 2015 at 9:00am, so that the Board may receive any additional comments.  The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy is interested in all comments pertaining to the proposed rule. All persons interested and potentially affected by the proposal are strongly encouraged to read this entire notice and make comments on the proposed rule.

If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.

NOTICE OF TEXT/PUBLIC HEARING - NOTE THAT COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 19, 2015 AT 9:00AM: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/1417NoticeOfTextRemoteMedOrderProcJuly2015.pdf

PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:
21 NCAC 46 .1417: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/1417ProposedRuleLanguageRemoteMedOrderProcJuly2015.pdf

 



FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (SEPTEMBER 15, 2015) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO RULE 21 NCAC 46 .2612 - STORAGE OF DEVICES AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. The Board proposes amending the rule regarding delivery of devices and medical equipment to provide that those items may be delivered from allowed storage sites without first taking those items to permitted locations, if delivery is performed by a bona fide employee of a permitted location.

A public hearing will be held on September 15, 2015 at 9:00am at the NC Board of Pharmacy office, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.

Any person may object to the proposed amendment by attending the public hearing on September 15, 2015 and/or by submitting a written objection by 9:00am on September 15, 2015 to Jay Campbell, Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, fax (919) 246-1056, e-mail jcampbell@ncbop.org. The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy is interested in all comments pertaining to the proposed rule. All persons interested and potentially affected by the proposal are strongly encouraged to read this entire notice and make comments on the proposed rule.

If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rule, a person may also submit written objections to the Rules Review Commission. If the Rules Review Commission receives written and signed objections in accordance with G.S. 150B-21.3(b2) from 10 or more persons clearly requesting review by the legislature and the Rules Review Commission approves the rule, the rule will become effective as provided in G.S. 150B-21.3(b1). The Commission will receive written objections until 5:00 p.m. on the day following the day the Commission approves the rule. The Commission will receive those objections by mail, delivery service, hand delivery, or facsimile transmission. If you have any further questions concerning the submission of objections to the Commission, please call a Commission staff attorney at 919-431-3000.

NOTICE OF TEXT/PUBLIC HEARING:
http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/2612ProposedAmendNoticeOfTextStorageDMEMay2015.pdf


PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:
21 NCAC 46 .2612:
http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/2612ProposedAmendStorageDMEMay2015.pdf

 


FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015

AMENDED RULE .3301 CLARIFIES REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR TECHNICIANS WHO PRACTICE AT FREE OR CHARITABLE CLINICS.  Board Rule 21 NCAC 46.3301 has been amended to make clear that technicians who practice solely at free and charitable clinics must register with the Board and complete a training program, but such technicians are exempt from the technician registration fee.  The text of the amended rule may be found here:  http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/rules.3300.pdf.

 


MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014

AMENDED PHARMACY COMPOUNDING RULES GO INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1, 2015.  The Board has completed its rulemaking to amend the rules governing pharmacy compounding.  The amended rules were approved by the Rules Review Commission on December 17, 2014 and will go into effect on January 1, 2015.  The Board appreciates the thoughtful commentary on the proposed rules from practitioners and others.  The rules as amended may be found here: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/FinalCompoundingRulesJan2015.pdf.

 



*NC Pharmacy Rules Indexed by Section

Sections .0100 through .1100 have been repealed effective April 1, 1983.

SECTION .1200 - ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
SECTION .1300 - GENERAL DEFINITIONS
SECTION .1400 - HOSPITALS: OTHER HEALTH FACILITIES
SECTION .1500 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: EXAMINATIONS
SECTION .1600 - LICENSES AND PERMITS
SECTION .1700 - DRUGS DISPENSED BY NURSE OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT
SECTION .1800 - PRESCRIPTIONS
SECTION .1900 - FORMS
SECTION .2000 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
SECTION .2100 - ELECTIONS
SECTION .2200 - CONTINUING EDUCATION
SECTION .2300 - PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION AND RECORDS
SECTION .2400 - DISPENSING IN HEALTH DEPARTMENT
SECTION .2500 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SECTION .2600 - DEVICES
SECTION .2700 - NUCLEAR PHARMACY
SECTION .2800 - COMPOUNDING
SECTION .2900 - PRODUCT SELECTION
SECTION .3000 - DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED DRUGS
SECTION .3100 - CLINICAL PHARMACIST PRACTITIONER
SECTION .3200 - PEER REVIEW AGREEMENTS
SECTION .3300 - REGISTRATION OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
SECTION .3400 - AUTOMATED DISPENSING ON DRUG SUPPLY DEVICES
SECTION .3500 - CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REPORTING SYSTEM

 


 

Federal Controlled Substances Regulations: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/index.html

 


Controlled Substance Rules & Regulations Pocket Card (A brief summary of pertinent rules and regulations impacting the practice of pharmacy. Revised May 2008; October 2009; November 2010; May 2012; February 2013; November 2013.)


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