Proposed Rule Changes

PUBLIC NOTICE

On Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 at 9:00 AM, the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing in the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy offices at 322 South Main, Suite 600, Little Rock, AR 72201.  The following rule changes will be considered:

RULE 1 – GENERAL OPERATIONS

Proposed changes will update language regarding expedited licensing for qualified individuals to match requirements in Act 135 of 2021.

RULE 5 – LONG TERM-CARE FACILITIES

Proposed changes will remove the nursing home consultant permit endorsement requirement on the pharmacist license to practice in this area in accordance with Act 63 of 2021.

RULE 9 – PHARMACEUTICAL CARE/PATIENT COUNSELING

Proposed changes will remove the disease state management endorsement process on the pharmacist license in accordance with Act 63 of 2021, remove language in conflict with and in addition to updated statutory language as shown in Act 406 of 2021 reflecting the ability of pharmacists to prescribe, administer, deliver, distribute, or dispense vaccines, immunizations, and medications to treat adverse reactions to administered vaccines as outlined in statute and will update language to reflect that pharmacy technicians may administer vaccines and immunizations they have been trained to administer as outlined in Act 407 of 2021.

Public comments will be accepted until the conclusion of the public hearing.  Write to us at Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, 322 South Main Street, Suite 600, Little Rock, AR 72201, or email the Board of Pharmacy at asbp@arkansas.gov 

Public Notice (PDF)

Proposed Changes to Rule 1 – General Operations

Proposed Changes to Rule 5 – Long Term-Care Facilities

Proposed Changes to Rule 9 – Pharmaceutical Care/Patient Counseling

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