November 10, 2021 Meeting of the Iowa Board of Pharmacy

Meeting Information
Meeting Time: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Meeting Location: 
Iowa Board of Pharmacy
400 SW 8th St
Ste E
Des Moines, IA 50309
Meeting Agenda: 

The November Board meeting has been condensed into a one day meeting and will be held Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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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Face masks are recommended for all in-person attendees and required for those who are unvaccinated

If you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 please attend remotely via Zoom.

Meeting Sign-in Sheet

9:00 a.m.         Call to Order

Call to Order and 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. August 31, 2021 Open Session Minutes

AlixaRx’s Innovative Pharmacy Pilot Project Quarterly Report


  1. Request to waive 657 IAC 3.9(2) prohibiting the renewal of a technician trainee registration 
    1. Natalie Deery (Craig), Technician registration 20755 (Expired 5/31/2015), Cedar Falls
    2. Sarah Thomas, Technician registration 28956 (Expired 11/30/2020, extended during Gov Proclamations until 7/13/2021), Des Moines
    3. Ryleigh Abbott, Technician registration 25959 (Cancelled 2/28/2019), Hospers
    4. Heidi Sporrer, Technician registration 30770 (Current/Active until 1/31/2021), Logan
  2. Request to waive 657 IAC 4.6(3) which provides for automatic termination of a pharmacist-intern registration
    1. Danah Al-ahmad, Pharmacist-Intern registration 7388 (Current/Active until 12/31/2021), Mason City
  3. Request to waive 657 IAC 17.3(1)"c" requiring evidence of current drug distributor accreditation as a condition of licensure
    1. Blessings International, Wholesale distributor license 7850, Broken Arrow, OK
    2. Nortru LLC, Wholesale distributor license applicant, Detroit, MI
    3. Edge Pharmaceuticals, Wholesale distributor license applicant, Coral Springs, FL

Petition for Exemption from the Mandate for Electronic Transmission of Prescriptions

  1. Dr. Alan Heberer, DO
  2. Dr. Leopoldo Delucca, MD
  3. Dr. E Richard Nightingale, MD
  4. Women’s Choice Center
  5. University of Iowa Community Homecare
  6. Iowa Central Dental Hygiene Student Clinic
  7. The Beauty Bar Aesthetics & Wellness

Licensure/Registration Applications

  1. Aviva Bodek, Pharmacist Applicant, Rochester, NY

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

Rules and Legislation

  1. Discussion and Vote to designate Board representatives as lobbyists for legislative session
  2. Draft Legislation for 2022 Legislative Session
    1. Controlled Substances Act/Prescription Monitoring Program
    2. Pharmacy Practice
  3. Proposed for adoption and filing to amend Chapter 3, "Pharmacy Technicians", to provide minimum standards for pharmacy technicians to engage in vaccine administration
  4. Proposed for adoption and filing to amend Chapter 3, "Pharmacy Technicians," Chapter 8, "Universal Practice Standards," Chapter 20, "Compounding Practices," and Chapter 39, "Expanded Practice Standards," to implement House File 514 and Senate File 296
  5. Proposed for adoption and filing to amend Chapter 8, "Universal Practice Standards," to provide for the identification of an interim pharmacist in charge when a permanent pharmacist in charge is not vacating the position but is out of the pharmacy on an extended leave of absence
  6. Proposed for adoption and filing to amend Chapter 21, "Electronic Data and Automated Systems in Pharmacy Practice," to update processes relating to the submission and review of petitions for an exemption to the electronic prescription transmission mandate
  7. Proposed for adoption and filing to amend Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," to temporarily place four substances into the Iowa CSA and three List I chemicals as precursor substances in response to action taken by the federal DEA
  8. Proposed for Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 13, "Telepharmacy Practice," to authorize the practice of pharmacy support persons at a telepharmacy location and establish requirements for registration and training, reduce the notification period to terminate a written agreement between a managing pharmacy and a telepharmacy site from 90 days to 45 days, remove duplicative rules which are found in other board chapters, and authorize the board to establish a committee to consider requests for exemption to the technician practice experience requirements in exceptional circumstances which may otherwise result in the closure of the telepharmacy site
  9. Proposed for Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," to temporarily place one substance into Schedule I of the Iowa CSA in response to action taken by the federal DEA

Closed Session Agenda—these agenda items will be handled in closed 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. August 31, 2021 Closed Session Minutes
  2. Complaints and Investigative Reports – 21.5(1)(d)
  3. Agreement not to Practice – 21.5(1)(d)
  4. Notice of Hearing and Statement of Charges – 21.5(1)(d)
  5. 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


Meeting Materials

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on December 02, 2021 at 10:19am.