Pharmacy Rules, Statutes, and Board Policies
NC PHARMACY LAWS -- updated July 2016
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NC PHARMACY RULES -- updated September 2016 (indexed by section below)*
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD (JANUARY 17, 2017) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 21 NCAC 46 .2201 -- CONTINUING EDUCATION - HOURS: RECORDS: PROVIDERS: CORRESPONDENCE: RECIPROCITY. The Board has proposed the rule amendment in order to facilitate easier continuing education recordkeeping requirements for pharmacists, as well as to allow for more efficient reporting of continuing education hours to the Board and more efficient and accurate review and audit of those records by the Board. In addition, the Board has proposed to decrease the number of “contact” continuing education hours that must be received, as well as to formalize certain exemptions provided by the Board.
A public hearing will be held on January 17, 2017 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 January 17, 2017 and/or by submitting a written objection by 9:00am on January 17, 2017 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 firstname.lastname@example.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/2201NoticeOfTextCEHours091916.pdf.
• PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:
21 NCAC 46 .2201: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/2201ProposedLanguageCEHours091916.pdf.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016
CHANGES TO THE RULES GOVERNING CLINICAL PHARMACIST PRACTITIONERS: WHAT DO THEY ENTAIL?
The Medical and Pharmacy Boards recently collaborated on a series of changes to the rules governing Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners (21 N.C.A.C. 46.3101). The chief aims of the amendments are: (1) transfer primary administrative responsibility for CPP application, renewal, and monitoring to the Board of Pharmacy; (2) bring supervising physician consulting and oversight responsibilities in line with those for nurse practitioners and physician assistants; and (3) allow CPPs to designate “primary” and “back-up” supervising physicians, something particularly helpful for CPPs who service patients in a group practice.
This document answers some questions that are likely to arise immediately among presently-approved CPPs and CPP candidates currently seeking approval: http://www.ncbop.org/faqs/Pharmacist/AmendedCPPrules3101FAQ.pdf.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
AMENDED RULE 21 NCAC 46 .1417 EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1, 2015 - REMOTE MEDICATION ORDER PROCESSING SERVICES. Board Rule 21 NCAC 46.1417 has been amended 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 amended rule permits 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. The text of the amended rule may be found here: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/rules.1400.pdf.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2015
AMENDED RULE 21 NCAC 46 .2612 EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2015 - STORAGE OF DEVICES AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT. Board Rule 21 NCAC 46.2612 has been amended to provide that devices and medical equipment may be delivered from allowed storage sites without first taking those items to permitted locations, if delivery is performed by a properly trained employee of a permitted location. The text of the amended rule may be found here: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/rules.2600.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.)
NC Board of Pharmacy Policies:
- Conscience Concerns in Pharmacist Decisions
- Use of Technicians During Pharmacist Breaks
- Proper Pharmacy Security
- Reapplication and Reinstatement Policy
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