Proposed Rule Changes

PUBLIC NOTICE

On Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10:00 AM, the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing at the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Offices, 322 South Main, Suite 600, Little Rock, AR 72201.  The following rule changes will be considered:

RULE 1—GENERAL OPERATIONS

Proposed changes will add new language outlining expedited licensing for qualified individuals in accordance with Act 820 of 2019.  Proposed changes to this rule are also being made to match statutory language updated by Act 990 of 2019 along with other clean up language for clarification.

RULE 2 — PHARMACISTS

Proposed changes will remove language regarding Armed Forces Certificates for Pharmacists as new language is being added to Rule 1 to cover all permit types in accordance with Act 820 of 2019.  Proposed changes to this rule are also being made to match statutory language updated by Act 990 of 2019 along with other clean up language for clarification.

RULE 3 — PHARMACY TECHNICIANS

Proposed changes to this rule will match statutory language updated by Act 990 of 2019 along with other clean up language for clarification.

RULE 11 – CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

Proposed changes to this rule are being made to match statutory language updated by Act 990 of 2019 regarding eligibility for licensure or registration.  Proposed changes will also add language regarding Pre-Licensure Criminal Background Checks pursuant to Act 990 of 2019 and will remove outdated language.

Public comments will be accepted until the conclusion of the public hearing.  A copy of the proposed rule changes can be obtained through our website at https://pharmacyboard.arkansas.gov/ by calling (501) 682-0190, writing:

Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy

322 South Main Street, Suite 600

Little Rock, AR 72201,

or by emailing the Board of Pharmacy at asbp@arkansas.gov 

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