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COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Gov. Edwards issued Proclamation No. 25 JBE 2020: Public Health Emergency - COVID-19 on March 11, 2020 and has extended the public health emergency and associated emergency provisions multiple times.  The proclamations are posted below along with guidance documents from the Board.  Finally, we have posted links to guidance documents and other resources issued by several other organizations.

 

Proclamations from the Governor of Louisiana

03-03-2021 - 30 JBE 2021: Extension of Emergency Provisions

03-03-2021 - 29 JBE 2021: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 3)

02-10-2021 - 18 JBE 2021: Extension of Emergency Provisions

02-10-2021 - 17 JBE 2021: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 2)

01-13-2021 - 7 JBE 2021: Extension of Emergency Provisions

01-13-2021 - 6 JBE 2021: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 2)

12-23-2020 - 210 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions 

12-23-2020 - 209 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 2)

12-05-2020 - 174 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

11-24-2020 - 168 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Modified Phase 2)

11-05-2020 - 159 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

11-05-2020 - 158 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 3)

10-08-2020 - 135 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

10-08-2020 - 134 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 3)

09-11-2020 - 118 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions 

09-11-2020 - 117 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency (Phase 3)

08-06-2020 - 102 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

08-06-2020 - 101 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency

07-24-2020 - 97 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

07-24-2020 - 96 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency

06-25-2020 - 84 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

06-25-2020 - 83 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency

06-05-2020 - 75 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

06-05-2020 - 74 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Healtht Emergency (Phase 2)

05-15-2020 - 59 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

05-15-2020 - 58 JBE 2020: Extension of Public Health Emergency

04-30-2020 - 52 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

04-02-2020 - 41 JBE 2020: Extension of Emergency Provisions

03-23-2020 - 33 JBE 2020: Additional Measures for COVID-19 - Stay at Home

03-19-2020 - 32 JBE 2020: Additional Measures for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


03-17-2020 - 30 JBE 2020: Additional Measures for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

03-13-2020 - 29 JBE 2020: Additional Measures for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

03-13-2020 - 27 JBE 2020: Additional Measures for COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

03-11-2020 - 25 JBE 2020: Public Health Emergency - COVID-19



La. Dept. of Health - Emergency Orders

02-05-2021 - Standing Order for COVID-19 Vaccine Administration (Moderna & Pfizer-BioNTech)

07-02-2020 - 2020-COVID-19-ALL-020 ~ Extension of Original Order

06-04-2020 - 2020-COVID-19-ALL-020 ~ Notice to Healthcare Professionals & Licensed Healthcare Facilities

04-27-2020 - Healthcare Facility & Provider Notice (revised 04-24)

04-15-2020 - Authority for Pharmacists to Order COVID-19 Testing



Questions Already Answered          02-11-2021


Board Guidance Documents

03-03-2021 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

02-11-2021 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

02-10-2021 - FDA Guidance Document for Pharmacies Compounding Hand Sanitizer Products for OTC Sale

12-30-2020 - Guidance Document: Special Work Permit for Non-licensed Pharmacists [terminated 02-24-2021]

12-29-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

12-03-2020 - Guidance Document: Review of Interim Policies

11-25-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

11-11-2020 - Guidance Document: Distribution of Bamlanivimab by Hospital Pharmacies

11-06-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

10-09-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

09-11-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

08-07-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

07-24-2020
- Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

06-26-2020 - Guidance Document: Termination of Recognition of NABP Passport

06-26-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

06-05-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

05-15-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

04-30-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

04-21-2020 - FDA Guidance Document for Pharmacies Compounding Certain Medications for Hospital Patients

04-14-2020 - Guidance Document: Recommendations for Therapeutic Marijuana Products

04-14-2020 - Guidance Document: Waiver of 5% Rule re Distribution of Controlled Substances Between Registrants

04-14-2020 - Guidance Document: Therapeutic Interchange by Pharmacists

04-08-2020 - Guidance Document: Extension of Public Health Emergency

04-03-2020 - Guidance Document: Flexible Staffing (REVISED)

03-28-2020 - NABP Passport - A Temporary Permission to Practice Pharmacy During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

03-26-2020 - Guidance Document: Verbal Prescriptions for Controlled Substances Listed in Schedule II

03-26-2020 - Guidance Document: Flexible Staffing Ratios During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency


03-25-2020 - Guidance Document: Limitation on Dispensing Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine During COVID-19

03-23-2020 - Emergency Rule Rescinded

03-22-2020 - Guidance Document: Pharmacy-to-Pharmacy Transfers of Drug Stock

03-22-2020 - Emergency Rule: Limitation on Dispensing Chloroquine & Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

03-21-2020 - Guidance Document: Remote Processing by Pharmacy Personnel

03-18-2020 - Guidance Document: Prescription Dispensing, Compounding of Sterile Preparations, Remote Access to Medical Orders, Board Operations.

03-17-2020 - Guidance Document: Hospital Pharmacies

03-17-2020 - Guidance Document: Marijuana Pharmacies

03-17-2020 - Guidance Document: Immunizers

03-14-2020 - FDA Guidance Document for Pharmacies Compounding Hand Sanitizer Products for OTC Sale



U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) Resources

PREP Act Declaration & Amendments from HHS Secretary

03-10-2020 - PREP Act Declaration

04-15-2020 - First Amendment

06-08-2020 - Second Amendment

08-24-2020 - Third Amendment

12-03-2020 - Fourth Amendment

01-28-2021 - Fifth Amendment

02-10-2021 - Sixth Amendment


Guidance Documents from HHS Assistant Secretary

04-08-2020 - Pharmacists / COVID-19 Testing Under PREP Act

09-03-2020 - Pharmacists & Pharmacy Interns / COVID-19 Vaccines Under PREP Act

10-20-2020 - Pharmacy Interns & Pharmacy Technicians / Immunizations Under PREP Act

10-29-2020 - Pharmacies as Covered Persons


Advisory Opinions from HHS General Counsel

05-19-2020 - 1st Advisory Opinion on the PREP Act Declaration (20-01)

05-19-2020 - 2nd Advisory Opinion on the PREP Act Declaration (20-02)

10-23-2020 - 3rd Advisory Opinion on the PREP Act Declaration (20-03)

10-23-2020 - 4th Advisory Opinion on the PREP Act Declaration (20-04)

01-08-2021 - 5th Advisory Opinion on the PREP Act Declaration (21-01)

01-12-2021 - 6th Advisory Opinion on the PREP Act Declaration (21-02)

 

Additional Resources

The U. S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has established a dedicated webpage for the COVID-19 pandemic.  There are a number of temporary exceptions and guidance documents as well as a link to a Questions & Answers compilation.

The Louisiana Office of Public Health has established a dedicated webpage for the COVID-19 pandemic.  It includes the current tally for cases in the state, by parish of residence, and it is updated twice daily.

The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has established a dedicated webpage for Information for Health Professionls; it contains guidance on a wide range of topics to assist you.

The federal Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has posted a webpage with information relative to COVID-19 including guidance for healthcare providers on managing shortages of surgical masks and gowns.

The Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA) has posted a webpage with information for workers and employers preparing workplaces for COVID-19.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has posted a webpage with information for the public including basic protective measures.

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