Laws & Rules
When the legislature passes laws affecting pharmacy or controlled substances, and when the Board promulgates new rules affecting pharmacy or controlled substances, they are posted here before any update to the Board's printed law book. To open, search, or print any of these files, we highly recommend you obtain the most recent version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader software, free of charge, at www.adobe.com. To assist different types of clients looking for our laws and rules, we have posted the information in two separate methods on this page.
> For those clients who are familiar with the material and know the section they wish to review, we present the separate chapters of laws and rules. Chapters updated since the most recent printing of the law book will be noted in this section.
> For those clients who prefer to review everything in a single electronic file, we present the link to that file at the bottom of this page. Please note the printing date and be aware that more recent information may be available in the list of separate components.
> For those clients who prefer to use printed reference materials, we still have printed versions of the law book available for purchase. The product order form has additional information about this option.
Louisiana Revised Statutes (La. R.S.) These are the laws passed by the Louisiana Legislature.
> Title 14 - Criminal Law
Chapter 1 - Criminal Code
Part III - Offenses Against Property
§62.1 - Simple burglary of a pharmacy
Part VI - Offenses Against the Public Generally
§102.25 - Unlawfully supplying any product for the purpose of falsifying a screening test
> Title 37 - Professions and Occupations
Chapter 14 - Pharmacy Practice Act Revised 2016-0801
Part A - General Provisions Revised 2015-0801
Part B - Board of Pharmacy Revised 2015-0801
Part C - Licensing, Registration, and Certification of Persons Revised 2015-0801
Part D - Permit Requirements Revised 2016-0801
Part E - Discipline Revised 2015-0801
Chapter 59 - Licensure for Individuals with Military Training and Experience
§3650 - Licensure for individuals with military training and experience; licensure by endorsement for military spouses; temporary license; expedited process
> Title 40 - Public Health and Safety
Chapter 4 - Food and Drugs Revised 2016-0519
Part X - Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law Revised 2016-0526
Part X-A - Prescription Monitoring Program Revised 2016-0801
Part X-B - Transactions in Drug-Related Objects Prohibited Revised 2016-0801
Part X-C - Animal Euthanasia with Sodium Pentobarbital
Part X-D - Transactions Involving Proceeds from Controlled Dangerous Substances Activity
Part X-E - Therapeutic Use of Marijuana Revised 2016-0519
Part X-F - Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, and Phenylpropanolamine Monitoring Act
Chapter 5 - Miscellaneous Health Provisions
Part I - Venereal Diseases (Expedited Partner Therapy)
Part VII-A - Legend Drugs
Part LXXV - Louisiana Telehealth Access Act
Chapter 11 - State Department of Hospitals
Part XII-A - Pain Management Clinics
Louisiana Administrative Code (LAC) These are the rules promulgated by the Board of Pharmacy.
> Title 46 - Professional and Occupational Standards
Part LIII - Pharmacists
On occasion, the Board may determine it necessary to adopt an Emergency Rule with an immediate effective date while it goes through the routine rulemaking process. In that event, those emergency rules will be posted here.
> Effective 2016-1117: Emergency Rule - Delay of Accreditation Requirement for Pharmacy Technician Training Programs @ §905
> Effective 2016-1207: Emergency Rule - Standing Orders for the Distribution of Naloxone & Other Opioid Antagonists @ §2541
> Effective 2016-1117: Emergency Rule - Reinstatement of CDS Licenses @ §2707
Chapter 01 - Introduction
Chapter 03 - Board Hearings
Chapter 05 - Pharmacists
Chapter 07 - Pharmacy Interns
Chapter 09 - Pharmacy Technicians See Emergency Rule
Chapter 11 - Pharmacies Revised 2015-1020
Chapter 12 - Automated Medication Systems Revised 2015-0820
Chapter 13 - Community Pharmacy
Chapter 15 - Hospital Pharmacy Revised 2015-1020
Chapter 17 - Institutional Pharmacy
Chapter 18 - Penal Pharmacy
Chapter 19 - Nuclear Pharmacy
Chapter 21 - Charitable Pharmacy
Chapter 23 - Out-of-State Pharmacy Revised 2017-0120
Chapter 24 - Limited Service Providers Revised 2015-1020
Chapter 25 - Prescriptions, Drugs, and Devices Revised 2016-0920 + See Emergency Rule
Chapter 27 - Controlled Dangerous Substances Revised 2016-0720 + See Emergency Rule
Chapter 29 - Prescription Monitoring Program Revised 2015-0420
Chapter 31 - Illegal Payments; Required Disclosures of Financial Interests
Chapter 33 - Severability
Louisiana Board of Pharmacy Laws and Regulations
> This link - Law Book Update No. 8, current through March 15, 2015 - opens the entire pharmacy law book in a single electronic file. The size of the file is approximately 2.85 MB. In the event you wish to print the file, there are 326 pages, of which 306 are numbered. The pages without numbers are placeholders for the plastic tabs in the law book binder. While there is no Index, there is a detailed Table of Contents. In addition, the electronic file is searchable using the Adobe Acrobat Reader software.
> For those subscribers to the printed version of the law book who wish to purchase a printed copy of the replacement pack [paper printed double-sided and hole-punched] from the Board, please send a completed order form along with payment of the $15.00 fee for that product.
> Finally, Bulletin No. 15-01 contains a summary of the changes to the previous edition of the law book which was dated January 2014.