Rulemaking Published

Date: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Rulemaking action by the Iowa Board of Pharmacy has been published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin as follows: 

Notice of Intended Action

ARC 5373C has been published as a Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 3, “Pharmacy Technicians,” and Chapter 6, “General Pharmacy Practice.”

  • The proposed amendments:

    • Require technicians to be registered prior to commencing employment in a pharmacy or as part of a technician training program, 

    • Modify the renewal period for certified pharmacy technicians to match their national certification and to align with renewal processes for other licenses and registrations,

    • Allow the board to assess a $15 fee for written verification of a registration, 

    • Provide more broad language relating to the delegation of non-clinical pharmacy functions to a pharmacy technician beyond those related solely to dispensing,

    • Prohibit a pharmacy license holder from requiring a supervising pharmacist to delegate functions to a technician against the pharmacist’s professional judgment, 

    • Require pharmacy technicians to report to the board within 30 days of any criminal conviction or disciplinary action taken,

    • Simplify, clarify, and condense rules,

    • Incorporate language reflecting the board’s new online application process, and 

    • Update references.

  • Comments may be submitted no later than 4:30pm on February 2, 2021.

ARC 5374C has been published as a Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 5, “Pharmacy Support Persons.”

  • The proposed amendments:

    • Require pharmacy support persons (PSPs) to be registered prior to commencing employment in a pharmacy,

    • Modify the structure of late renewal and reactivation process and penalties to match the structure implemented for other licenses and registrations of the board,

    • Allow the board to assess a $15 fee for written verification of a registration,

    • Provide more broad language relating to the delegation of nontechnical pharmacy functions to a PSP beyond those related solely to dispensing,

    • Prohibit a license holder from requiring a supervising pharmacist to delegate functions to a PSP against the pharmacist’s professional judgment,

    • Require PSPs to report to the board within 30 days of any criminal conviction or disciplinary action taken,

    • Simplify, clarify, and condense rules,

    • Incorporate language reflecting the board’s new online application process, and update references.

  • Comments may be submitted no later than 4:30pm on February 2, 2021.

Printed from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy website on January 20, 2021 at 3:11am.