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Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura arrived in Louisiana in the last week of August 2020 and caused significant damage across the entire state.  We have provided information here designed to assist pharmacies and pharmacists.


Proclamations

03-19-2021   61-JBE-2021   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

02-17-2021   24-JBE-2021   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

01-18-2021   10-JBE-2021   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

12-19-2020   207-JBE-2020   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

11-19-2020   166-JBE-2020   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

10-20-2020   141-JBE-2020   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

09-20-2020   124-JBE-2020   Renewal of State of Emergency & Extension of Emergency Provisions for Hurricane Laura

08-21-2020   108-JBE-2020   State of Emergency - Tropical Storm Laura and Tropical Depression 14



Guidance Documents

02-24-2021 ~ Board voted to terminate allowance for receipt of verbal recommendations for therapeutic marijuana, effective 02-28-2021.

09-29-2020 ~ Sept. 1 guidance for Marijuana Pharmacies extended

09-01-2020 ~ Guidance for Marijuana Pharmacies re recommendations for therapeutic marijuana

08-31-2020 ~ Dispensing of Emergency Prescriptions / Integrity of Medication Stock in Pharmacies Directly Impacted by Hurricanes / Reporting of Theft or Loss of Controlled Substances / Disposal of Compromised Medications in Pharmacies Affected by Hurricanes



Temporary Credentials for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians licensed elsewhere but not in Louisiana who wish to practice as part of a disaster relief effort within the State of Louisiana are eligible for expedited credentialing.  Interested persons should begin by obtaining an NABP Passport which reflects active and unrestricted credentials in one or more states.  Persons holding an NABP Passport should enter that data on the application form for a Louisiana Special Work Permit.  Forms for the Special Work Permit for a pharmacist and pharmacy technician are available here.  Please complete the appropriate application form and send it to the Board office.  No fee is required.  The Louisiana Special Work Permit is a virtual credential; no paper form exists, but it is verifiable at the Board's website.


 
Resources

For those pharmacies in need of a licensed medical waste transporter to dipose of contaminated medical waste, this list of licensed providers was provided by the La. Dept. of Environmental Quality.

For those pharmacies in need of a licensed hazardous waste transporter to dispose of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals, the La. Dept. of Environmental Quality maintains a searchable database of such providers on their website, which is updated daily.