December 16, 2020 Meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Meeting Information
Meeting Time: 
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Meeting Location: 
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
400 SW 8th St Ste H
Des Moines, IA 50309
Meeting Agenda: 

Meeting Location:  The meeting will be held via Zoom.  The Board office is not currently open due to COVID-19.  To access the meeting, see details below:

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Board Meeting Sign In Sheet – Pharmacists and technicians may obtain 1 hour of law CE for their attendance

9:00 a.m.         Call to Order & Announcements

Public Comment Period—anyone who has submitted material for the agenda will be given an opportunity to address the Board during the particular agenda item.  A member of the public wishing to address the Board regarding a particular agenda item should raise a hand during that agenda item to be recognized. During the initial public comment period, members of the public will have the opportunity to address the Board regarding any items not on the agenda, or any agenda item if the person is unable to be present for the discussion of the particular agenda item. Acknowledgment and an opportunity to speak will be limited to 5 minutes per person, with additional time allowed at the discretion of the chairperson.

Approval of Minutes

  1. November 17-18, 2020 Open Session Minutes


  1. Request to register in support of Iowa Dental Board 2021 Legislative Bill
  2. Request to waive 657 IAC 4.3 by granting 500 hours of internship from foreign experience towards the 1,500 hour requirement – Danah Alahmad, Pharmacist-intern Registration 7388, Mason City
  3. Request to waive 657 IAC 4.6 by extending the expiration of internship registration – Danah Alahmad, Pharmacist-intern Registration 7388, Mason City
  4. Request to waive 657 IAC 20.5 by granting an extension for delayed compliance with USP 800 – University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, License Nos. 325 and 599, Iowa City
  5. Request to waive 657 IAC 17.3(1)”c” requiring evidence of current NABP Drug Distributor Accreditation (formally known as VAWD)
    1. Clean Harbors Aragonite, License 7452, Norwell, MA
    2. HealthSource Distributors, License 6974, Baltimore, MD
    3. Sigma Pharmaceuticals, License 5503, North Liberty
    4. Jubilant HollisterStier, License 5465, Spokane, WA
    5. AmeriCares Foundation, License 6654, Stamford, CT
    6. Amatheon Animal Health, Wholesale distributor applicant, Miami, FL
  6. Request to Administratively Extend Waivers for Wholesale Distributors Currently Accredited by NCDQS

Petitions for Exemption from Mandate for Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions


  1. Dr. Thomas Lower, DO
  2. Dr. Frederick Aldrich, MD
  3. Dr. John Garton, DDS
  4. Women’s Choice Center Free Clinic
  5. Abben Cancer Center of Spencer Hospital
  6. George C. Grape Community Hospital


  1. Rachel Taves, ARNP

Tabled from November

  1. University of Iowa Community Homecare
  2. AAA CT Family Dentistry

Licensure/Registration Applications

  1. Gregory Judas, PSP Applicant, Johnston
  2. Surmasis Pharmaceutical, Limited Distributor Applicant, Des Moines

Rules and Legislation

  1. Discussion and vote on Board’s position regarding Iowa Board of Medicine’s proposed legislative changes to Iowa Code section 272C.6

Closed Session Agenda—these agenda items will be handled in closed session after the conclusion of open session. For closed session agenda items requiring final action, the Board will vote on these items in open session.

Motion to go into closed session pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(a), to review or discuss records which are required or authorized by state or federal law to be kept confidential; pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(d), to discuss whether to initiate licensee disciplinary investigations or proceedings; and pursuant to Iowa Code section 21.5(1)(f), to discuss the decision to be rendered in a contested case conducted according to the provisions of Iowa Code chapter 17A.

  1. Review of Closed Session Minutes – 21.5(1)(a)
    1. November 17-18, 2020 Closed Session Minutes
    2. November 17, 2020 Closed Session Deliberations
  2. Licensure/Registration Reinstatement – 21.5(1)(d)
    1. 2014-28 - James Kaufman, RPh, Sioux City
  3. Complaints and Investigative Reports – 21.5(1)(d)
  4. Notice of Hearings and Statement of Charges – 21.5(1)(d)
  5. Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement and Final Orders – 21.5(1)(d) & (f)
  6. Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, Decision and Order – 21.5(1)(f)
    1. 2020-0087 – Aaron Kirkendall, Technician Trainee, Cuba City, WI

Return to Open Session

Votes on any closed session agenda items requiring final action


Meeting Agenda Document: 
Meeting Minutes: 

The meeting minutes are in PDF format.  If you need assistance please contact the Board office at 515-281-6674.

Meeting Minutes Document: 

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on October 27, 2021 at 5:45am.