North Carolina Board of Pharmacy
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.
February 1 and February 15: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
February 16: Board Meeting and Retreat 10am
DUE TO ONGOING HEALTH CONCERNS WITH COVID-19, THE NC BOARD OF PHARMACY'S FEBRUARY 16, 2021 MEETING AND BOARD RETREAT WILL BE HELD BY VIDEOCONFERENCE. Follow this link to join the meeting live via Microsoft Teams or to join by phone, call (336) 604-5350. The conference ID is 316 742 860#.
If you have business before the Board on one of these agenda items, please contact Board staff prior to February 16 so that we are aware of your desire to speak and so that we can ensure that you have a way to communicate with Board members. Email Jay Campbell or call (919) 246-1050.
March 1 and March 15: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
TBD: Pre-hearing Conferences
March 23: 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
June 7 and June 14: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
June 14: Pre-hearing Conferences
June 15: Board Meeting 10am
July 12 and July 19: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
July 19: Pre-hearing Conferences
July 20: Board Meeting 10am
August 2 and August 16: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
There is no regular Board meeting in August.
September 13 and September 20: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
September 20: Pre-hearing Conferences
September 21: Board Meeting 10am
October 4 and October 18: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
October 18: Pre-hearing Conferences
October 19: Board Meeting 10am
November 1 and November 15: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
November 15: Pre-hearing Conferences
November 16: Board Meeting 10am
December 6 and December 20: Pharmacy and DME Permits Issued
There is no regular Board meeting in December.
The NC Board of Pharmacy office is closed for normal state holidays.