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Senate Bill 0202

Senate Bill 0202

ARCHIVE (2006)

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DIGEST OF SB 202 (Updated March 13, 2006 9:13 pm - DI 77)

Pharmacy and wholesale distributor matters. Allows a mechanical device that dispenses drugs to be used at certain remote locations and health care facilities. Removes authority for pharmacist extern programs. Adds persons who are allowed to be pharmacist interns. Changes references from the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination to the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Examination Committee Certificate. Removes the practical examination requirement for certain pharmacists who are licensed in another jurisdiction. Provides that a person who has not renewed a pharmacist license within seven years must apply for a new license. Allows certain hospitals to operate Type II pharmacies in approved locations near the licensed area. Prohibits licensing a pharmacy in a residence. Authorizes the board of pharmacy (board) to temporarily suspend certain statutes or administrative rules that would prevent, hinder, or delay the appropriate delivery of pharmaceutical care during a state of emergency declared by the governor or the President of the United States. Provides that companies that only manufacture or distribute medical gases are not wholesale drug distributors or manufacturers. Adds and amends definitions concerning wholesale drug distributors. Allows the board to appoint a designee to inspect wholesale distribution operations. Requires a person seeking a wholesale drug distributor license to provide the board with a criminal history and financial background checks. Requires a record keeping pedigree for certain legend drugs that leave the normal chain of custody. Removes the requirement that drug distributors have: (1) a continuous quality improvement system; and (2) policies concerning certain drugs that may be returned. Requires that certain wholesale drug accreditation bodies that have an agreement with the board review accreditation denials. Allows the board to grant reciprocity to out of state home medical equipment service providers. Makes certain other changes, including conforming and technical changes. Repeals provisions concerning: (1) temporary pharmacist licenses; (2) qualifications to be an authorized wholesale drug distributor; and (3) certain random authentications of pedigrees by wholesale drug distributors.
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