North Carolina Board of Pharmacy
2020-2021 Calendar of Events
BOARD OF PHARMACY OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Consistent with recommendations from public health authorities and Governor Cooper’s declared state of emergency responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Pharmacy office is closed to the public until further notice. Each of the Board’s application and other processes are available to our regulated community and the public through the Board’s website and by contacting Board staff, who remain available by phone and by e-mail. Board staff will continue to provide updates on the Board’s website and through the Board’s Twitter account (Follow @NCBOPNews).
BEGINNING IN MARCH 2020, BOARD OF PHARMACY'S REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY TELECONFERENCE/VIDEOCONFERENCE. The Board of Pharmacy will hold its monthly business meeting by teleconference according to the schedule below. Members of the public may not come to the Board office for the meeting. Consistent with recommendations from public health authorities and Governor Cooper’s declared state of emergency, the Board office is closed to the public until further notice.
INFORMATION CONCERNING BOARD OF PHARMACY PERMIT MEETINGS. Consistent with recommendations from public health authorities and Governor Cooper’s declared state of emergency responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Pharmacy's biweekly permit meetings are cancelled until further notice.
The Governor's emergency declaration, however, also triggered operation of the Board's Emergency Services Waiver order. That order authorizes the Board's executive director to make case-by-case waivers of Pharmacy Practice Act requirements to preserve the public safety, health, and welfare during a state of emergency. Accordingly, the Board's Executive Director has waived 21 NCAC 46.1606, which requires that the pharmacist-manager of an applicant pharmacy or the person in charge of a facility applying for a device and medical equipment permit to appear personally at the Board office prior to issuing a permit.
This waiver is limited to pharmacy or DME permit applicants that are notified by Board licensing staff of their eligibility to attend a permit meeting. Permit applicants eligible to attend have already been notified. Every two weeks, newly eligible permit applicants will be notified by e-mail. If you have a question concerning the status of your permit application, please call or email Board licensing staff. Do not travel to the Board office for permit meetings or to inquire about application status.
October 5 and October 19: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
October 19: Pre-hearing Conferences
October 20: Board Meeting 10am. DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS WITH COVID-19, THIS MEETING WILL AGAIN BE HELD BY VIDEOCONFERENCE. INSTRUCTIONS FOR JOINING THE MEETING WILL BE POSTED PRIOR TO OCTOBER 20.
November 2 and November 16: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
November 16: Pre-hearing Conferences
November 17: Board Meeting 10am
December 7 and December 14: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
There is no regular Board meeting in December.
January 4 and January 25: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
January 18: Pre-hearing Conferences
January 19: Board Meeting 10am
February 1 and February 15: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
February 15: Pre-hearing Conferences
February 16: Board Meeting 10am
March 1 and March 15: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
March 15: Pre-hearing Conferences
March 16: Board Meeting 10am
April 5 and April 19: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
April 19: Pre-hearing Conferences
April 20: Board Meeting 10am
May 3 and May 17: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
May 17: Pre-hearing Conferences
May 18: Board Meeting 10am
The NC Board of Pharmacy office is closed for normal state holidays.