Pharmacy Rules, Statutes, and Board Policies
NC PHARMACY LAWS -- updated August 2017
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NC PHARMACY RULES -- updated May 2017 (indexed by section below)*
MONDAY, JUNE 26, 2017
Notice of Request for Early Review by Rules Review Commission and Right to Object
The Board of Pharmacy is engaged in the process of periodic review of its rules under N.C. Gen. Stat. Section 150B-21.3A. The Board has proposed whether each one of its rules should remain in the Administrative Code, be removed or be readopted; has received public comments on those categorizations; has considered those public comments; and has adopted a final report categorizing its rules.
The next step in the process is for the North Carolina Rules Review Commission (the “RRC”) to review that report and issue a final determination on the categorization of the rules. That review is currently scheduled for June 2018. However, because the Board has already prepared its final report and would like to accelerate the process of streamlining its regulations, the Board has asked the RRC to reschedule its review of our final classifications for the rules to an earlier date. At its August 17, 2017 meeting, the RRC will consider whether to reschedule the RRC’s review to an earlier date. The Board has requested that the review occur at the RRC’s meeting on September 21, 2017.
You have a right to submit public comments on our request for early review of our final rule classifications. The only matter currently before the RRC is whether the review will occur in June 2018, as scheduled, or on an earlier date. The substance of the categorizations will not be reviewed until September 21, 2017 (if the Board’s request is granted).
The RRC will consider objections from the public when it decides whether to grant our early review request. You have a right to submit public comments on our request for early review of our final rule classifications. If you have an objection to the early review request, you should submit it in writing to the RRC before its August 17, 2017 meeting. You can submit your objection:
- By email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- By USPS to: NC Rules Review Commission, 6714 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6700.
- In person or by delivery service to: NC Rules Review Commission, 1711 New Hope Church Road, Raleigh NC, 27609.
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.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017
NC BOARD OF PHARMACY MANDATORY PERIODIC RULE REVIEW. In accordance with N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A and 26 NCAC 05 .0206, the North Carolina Board of Pharmacy has adopted initial determinations of its rules for purposes of completing the mandatory periodic rule review. The report of its initial determinations is at the link below.
The Board will be accepting public comment on the initial rule designations until the close of business on Monday, May 1, 2017. If you wish to submit public comment about any of the proposed rule classifications, you may do so by either mailing a public comment to the attention of the Board’s Executive Director, Jay Campbell, by US Postal Service or other delivery service to 6015 Farrington Road, Suite 201, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, or by e-mail to email@example.com.
”Public comment” is defined by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(a)(5) as a written objection to all or part of a rule. Additionally, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B-21.3A(c)(2), in order for the North Carolina Rules Review Commission to determine whether the public comment has merit, the public comment must address the specific substance of the rule and address any of the standards of Commission review, as set forth in N.C. Gen. Stat. § 150B‑21.9(a).
*NC Pharmacy Rules Indexed by Section
Sections .0100 through .1100 have been repealed effective April 1, 1983.
SECTION .1200 - ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD
SECTION .1300 - GENERAL DEFINITIONS
SECTION .1400 - HOSPITALS: OTHER HEALTH FACILITIES
SECTION .1500 - ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: EXAMINATIONS
SECTION .1600 - LICENSES AND PERMITS
SECTION .1700 - DRUGS DISPENSED BY NURSE OR PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT
SECTION .1800 - PRESCRIPTIONS
SECTION .1900 - FORMS
SECTION .2000 - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
SECTION .2100 - ELECTIONS
SECTION .2200 - CONTINUING EDUCATION
SECTION .2300 - PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION AND RECORDS
SECTION .2400 - DISPENSING IN HEALTH DEPARTMENT
SECTION .2500 - MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
SECTION .2600 - DEVICES
SECTION .2700 - NUCLEAR PHARMACY
SECTION .2800 - COMPOUNDING
SECTION .2900 - PRODUCT SELECTION
SECTION .3000 - DISPOSAL OF UNWANTED DRUGS
SECTION .3100 - CLINICAL PHARMACIST PRACTITIONER
SECTION .3200 - PEER REVIEW AGREEMENTS
SECTION .3300 - REGISTRATION OF A PHARMACY TECHNICIAN
SECTION .3400 - AUTOMATED DISPENSING ON DRUG SUPPLY DEVICES
SECTION .3500 - CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES REPORTING SYSTEM
Federal Controlled Substances Regulations: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/cfr/index.html
Controlled Substance Rules & Regulations Pocket Card (A brief summary of pertinent rules and regulations impacting the practice of pharmacy. Revised May 2008; October 2009; November 2010; May 2012; February 2013; November 2013.)
NC Board of Pharmacy Policies:
- Conscience Concerns in Pharmacist Decisions
- Use of Technicians During Pharmacist Breaks
- Proper Pharmacy Security
- Reapplication and Reinstatement Policy
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