North Carolina Board of Pharmacy
Rulemakings In Progress
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2018
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD (JANUARY 15, 2019) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULES 21 NCAC 46 .2403 AND .2502 – DRUGS AND DEVICES TO BE DISPENSED AND RESPONSIBILITES OF PHARMACIST-MANAGER.
Reasons for Proposed Actions:
21 NCAC 46 .2403 - The State Health Director has asked the Board to add over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies to the list of drugs that can be dispensed by registered nurses in local health department clinics pursuant to this rule. The State Health Director intends to promote nicotine replacement therapies through its Tobacco Control and Prevention Branch. The State Health Director has indicated that, among other things, adding over-the-counter nicotine replacement to the list of drugs in this rule will more readily permit the Tobacco Control and Prevention Branch to implement its programs with the North Carolina Medicaid population. The Board is proposing amending the rule as requested by the State Health Director.
21 NCAC 46 .2502 – The board has proposed amending its pharmacist-manager rule to permit a person to continue to serve as pharmacist-manager at one pharmacy while also serving as the pharmacist-manager for a newly permitted pharmacy during the time that the newly permitted pharmacy has not yet begun providing pharmacy services to patients. The Board recognizes that newly permitted pharmacies will often take time to prepare to provide pharmacy services to patients. It wishes to accommodate that process by allowing a person to continue serving as a pharmacist-manager elsewhere while also preparing the newly permitted pharmacy to provide pharmacy services to patients.
A public hearing will be held on January 15, 2019 at 10:00am at the NC Board of Pharmacy office, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Any person may object to the proposed amendments by attending the public hearing on January 15, 2019 and/or by submitting a written objection by 10:00am on January 15, 2019 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 rules. All persons interested and potentially affected by the proposals are strongly encouraged to read this entire notice and make comments on the proposed rules.
If an objection is not resolved prior to the adoption of the rules, 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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
AMENDMENTS TO CONTINUING EDUCATION RULE .2201 TO GO INTO EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018.
Board rule .2201 (CONTINUING EDUCATION -- HOURS: RECORDS: PROVIDERS: CORRESPONDENCE: RECIPROCITY) has been amended and will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The current version of the rule remains in effect until December 31, 2017. Please follow this link for rule language, both current and as amended January 1, 2018.
Please note that pharmacists will receive information from the Board in the coming weeks on implementation of the new rules for 2018.