May 3, 2022 Meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy


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Meeting Location

Iowa Board of Pharmacy
400 SW 8th St
Ste E
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda: 

The May Board meeting has been condensed into a one day meeting and will be held Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

Meeting Location: The meeting will be held via Zoom and in-person at the Board of Pharmacy office.  To access the meeting, see details below:

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9:00 a.m. Call to Order and Roll Call

Closed Session Agenda

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. March 1, 2022 Closed Session Minutes
  2. Licensure/Registration Renewal – 21.5(1)(d)
  3. Complaints and Investigative Reports – 21.5(1)(d)
  4. Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges – 21.5(1)(d)
  5. Settlement Agreement and Final Orders – 21.5(1)(f)
    1. 2021-0035 Heather Oberg, CPhT, Registration 9678, McCook Lake, SD
    2. 2021-0112 Cheveux LLC, Nonresident Pharmacy, License 5366, Phoenix, AZ
  6. Combined Statement of Charges, Settlement Agreement and Final Orders – 21.5(1)(d) & (f)

Return to Open Session

Votes on any closed session agenda items requiring final action

Lunch/CJIS Training

1:00 p.m. Open Session

Call to Order, Roll Call, and Announcements

Public Comment Period

Approval of Minutes

  1. March 1, 2022 Open Session Minutes

NABP Verify – Bill Cover, RPh, Associate Executive Director, NABP State Pharmacy Affairs

AlixaRx’s Innovative Pharmacy Pilot Project Quarterly Report – Amanda Stewart, Vice President, AlixaRx


  1. Request to continue to waive 657 IAC 20.3 requiring compliance with USP 800 hazardous drug nonsterile compounding standards - University of Iowa Healthcare - Iowa River Landing Pharmacy, Pharmacy licenses 1419 and 1584, Iowa City
  2. Request to waive 657 IAC 8.35(6)"c" requiring that a change in pharmacy ownership occurs when the majority ownership interest of the owner changes - Cornerstone Apothecary, Pharmacy licenses 1329, 1354, and 1422, Van Horn, Marengo, and Belle Plaine
  3. Request, pursuant to 657 IAC 8.35(6), to disassociate from prior discipline associated with a pharmacy license following an ownership change - NuCara #44, pharmacy license applicant, Grundy Center
  4. Request to waive 657 IAC 21.10(3)"b" requiring pharmacist final verification on prescriptions filled utilizing an automated medication dispensing system - Hy-Vee Pharmacy Central Fill, Pharmacy license 5493, Omaha, NE

Reports & Informational Items

  1. Executive Director’s Report
  2. Meetings and Travel
  3. Legal Update
  4. Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Update
  5. Board-Sponsored Medication Disposal Update
  6. Iowa Monitoring Program for Pharmacy Professionals (IMP3) Update
  7. Compliance Report
  8. Well-being Index for Pharmacy Personnel Reports

Discussion and Vote on Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Iowa Board of Pharmacy (Board)

Review of Federal Proposed Regulations/Opportunity to Submit Comments

  1. Opportunity for comment on proposed DEA regulation to revoke the exemption of all butalbital products - comment period open until May 12, 2022
  2. Opportunity for comment on potential modification to the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (OA REMS) to require that mail-back envelopes be dispensed and education on safe disposal provided with opioid analgesics dispensed in an outpatient setting - comment period open until June 21, 2022
  3. Opportunity for comment on proposed FDA regulation for National Standards for the licensure of wholesale drug distributors and third-party logistics providers - comment period open until June 6, 2022

Rules and Legislation

  1. Legislative Update
  2. Proposed for Adoption and Filing to amend Chapter 20, "Compounding Practices," to authorize the limited dispensing of an office stock compounded preparation by a veterinarian to the owner of an animal patient (ARC 6178C)
  3. Proposed for Adoption and Filing to amend Chapter 6, "General Pharmacy Practice," Chapter 8, "Universal Practice Standards," and Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," to provide minimum security and monitoring system requirements to be utilized by Iowa pharmacies to prevent and detect unauthorized access to prescription drugs and records, require an exact measure or count of all schedules of controlled substances for a controlled substance inventory count, require a program to be established to monitor and ensure controlled substance accountability, require development and execution of a corrective action plan following the report of theft or loss of controlled substances, and require a controlled substance inventory to be taken with each change in pharmacist in charge (ARC 6179C)
  4. Proposed for Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," to temporarily place seven substances into Schedule I and one substance into Schedule IV of the Iowa controlled substances Act in response to similar scheduling action by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration
  5. Proposed for Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 20, "Compounding Practices," to require documentation of ingredient source, lot and expiration date and the steps involved in the compounding process for all nonsterile and sterile compounded preparations

Closed Session-Continuation of any unfinished business from the closed session agenda will be held if necessary.

Return to Open Session

Votes on any closed session agenda items requiring final action


Meeting Minutes

The open session minutes of the May 2, 2022 meeting are attached as a PDF.  

Meeting Minutes Document