2022 Rule Updates
The rules that were approved in February 2022 eliminate the need for the Board to license these additional endorsements for pharmacists : Administering Immunizations, Nursing Home Consultants, and Disease State Management. The only endorsement the Board still issues is the preceptor license for pharmacists that will be supervising foreign graduates working hours to obtain licensure. The Board does not require a preceptor license if you are precepting in-state pharmacy school interns from UAMS or Harding or out-of-state interns.
RULE 1 – GENERAL OPERATIONS
Changes updated language regarding expedited licensing for qualified individuals to match requirements in Act 135 of 2021.
RULE 5 – LONG TERM-CARE FACILITIES
Changes removed 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
Changes removed the disease state management endorsement process on the pharmacist license in accordance with Act 63 of 2021, removed 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 updated language to reflect that pharmacy technicians may administer vaccines and immunizations they have been trained to administer as outlined in Act 407 of 2021.