North Carolina Board of Pharmacy

Rulemakings In Progress

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD (FEBRUARY 21, 2017) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULES 21 NCAC 46 .2102, .2104, .2105, .2107, and .2108  – ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE, COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS,  NOMINATION BY PETITION, BALLOTS:  CASTING AND COUNTING, DETERMINATION OF ELECTION RESULTS.  The Board has proposed the amendment of several of its Board member election rules in order to shift the voting period to coincide with the pharmacist licensing renewal period.  The Board proposed to provide an opportunity for pharmacists to vote by electronic ballot at the same time that they perform their on-line license renewal.  The Board believes that aligning voting with license renewal is likely to increase pharmacist participation in voting.  The Board further proposed to eliminate the option for voting by paper ballots, as no pharmacist has voted by paper ballot since 2011, and elimination of this option will conserve Board resources by allowing it to cease production of paper ballots.  The Board further proposes to amend the rules to codify run-off procedures, as run-offs have often become necessary.

A public hearing will be held on February 21, 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 February 21, 2017 and/or by submitting a written objection by 9:00am on February 21, 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 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:  Click Here

• PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:  1) 21 NCAC 46 .2102 2) 21 NCAC 46 .2104

3) 21 NCAC 46 .2105 4) 21 NCAC 46 .2107 5) 21 NCAC 46 .2108

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD (FEBRUARY 21, 2017) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 21 NCAC 46 .1505 – EXAMINATION.  The Board has proposed the amendment of its licensing examination rule in order to adopt the examination administrator’s maximum recommended number of attempts to pass the examination.  In addition, the Board has proposed clarifications of the existing rule provisions.

A public hearing will be held on February 21, 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 February 21, 2017 and/or by submitting a written objection by 9:00am on February 21, 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 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: Click Here

• PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:  Click Here

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2016

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD (FEBRUARY 21, 2017) ON PROPOSED ADOPTION OF RULE 21 NCAC 46 .1615 -- e-PROFILE NUMBER REQUIRED FOR LICENSE, PERMIT, OR REGISTRATION.  The Board has proposed the adoption of this rule in order to more efficiently and accurately fulfill its statutory function of reviewing applications for issuance and renewal of licenses, permits and registrations.

A public hearing will be held on February 21, 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 February 21, 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 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/1615NoticeOfTexteProfileFeb2017Hearing.pdf

PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:
21 NCAC 46 .1615: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/1615ProposedRuleeProfileFeb2017.pdf

 


 

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 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/2201NoticeOfTextCEHours091916.pdf.

PROPOSED RULE/AMENDMENT LANGUAGE:
21 NCAC 46 .2201: http://www.ncbop.org/LawsRules/2201ProposedLanguageCEHours091916.pdf.

 


 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING (MARCH 14, 2016) ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO RULE 21 NCAC 46.3101 -- CLINICAL PHARMACIST PRACTITIONER. The Board of Pharmacy and the Medical Board have proposed joint rule changes to the Clinical Pharmacist Practitioner rules, with two principal purposes:  (1) to adjust the supervisory procedures to be more effective, in light of experience with the program; and (2) to shift the registration processing function to the Board of Pharmacy.

A public hearing will be held on March 14, 2016, at 5:00pm 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 March 14, 2016 and/or by submitting a written objection by 5:00pm on March 14, 2016 to Jay Campbell, Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Pharmacy, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, fax (919) 246-1056, email 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.


 

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