North Carolina Board of Pharmacy
2020 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 ().  

BEGINNING IN MARCH 2020, BOARD OF PHARMACY'S REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BY TELECONFERENCE.  The Board of Pharmacy will hold its monthly business meeting by teleconference according to the schedule below. A day or two prior to the Board meetings, staff will post a number that members of the public may use to access the meeting.  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 permit meetings scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 and Monday, April 20, 2020 will not be held.  And future 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 the April 6, 2020 permit meeting 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.

 


 

April 2020

April 6: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
April 20: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
April 20: Pre-hearing Conferences
POSTPONED
April 21: Board Meeting 10am THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIA CONFERENCE CALL. INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING IN WILL BE POSTED ON THE BOARD'S HOMEPAGE.

 

May 2020

May 4: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
May 18: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
May 25: Pre-hearing Conferences
May 26: Board Meeting 10am *to include public hearing on rule amendments - details here.

 

June 2020

June 1: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
June 15: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
June 15: Pre-hearing Conferences
June 16: Board Meeting 10am

 

July 2020

July 6: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
July 20: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
July 20: Pre-hearing Conferences
July 21: Board Meeting 10am

 

August 2020

August 3: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
August 17: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
There is no regular Board meeting in August.

 

September 2020

September 14: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
September 14: Pre-hearing Conferences
September 15: Board Meeting 10am
September 21: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)

 

October 2020

October 5: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
October 19: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
October 19: Pre-hearing Conferences
October 20: Board Meeting 10am

 

November 2020

November 2: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
November 16: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
November 16: Pre-hearing Conferences
November 17: Board Meeting 10am

 

December 2020

December 7: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
December 14: Permit Meeting 10am (check-in at 9:45am)
There is no regular Board meeting in December.



All meetings are held at the NC Board of Pharmacy office, 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC unless otherwise noted. (Directions to the Board office.)

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING PHARMACY & DME PERMIT MEETINGS: Permit meetings begin promptly at 10:00 am** on the first Monday and the Monday prior to the third Tuesday of each month (**unless otherwise noted - see calendar below). Check-in time for the meeting is at 9:45 am. Late arrivals will not be allowed into the permit meeting. Accordingly, if you cannot arrive at the Board office before 10:00 am on the meeting date, your permit application will not be considered, and you will have to attend a future permit meeting.

Access resources for new Pharmacy and DME permit holders here.

Access Board meeting agendas and minutes here.

 

 

 

 

The NC Board of Pharmacy office is closed for normal state holidays.