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Regulatory Proposals


2021-C
~ Revises Section 2511 of the Board's rules relative to prescriptions to add a definitive list of practitioners authorized to issue prescriptions as well as a requirement for pharmacies to transfer filled and unfilled prescriptions when requested by the patient.  Section 2519 is revised to require pharmacies requesting refill authorization from prescribers to differentiate those requested by patients from those requested by pharmacies.
               01-26-2021 - Regulation Revision Committee reviewed Draft #1 and requested an amendment and additional time to review the proposal.  Deferred further action until next committee meeting.


2021-B
~ Revises the rules for marijuana pharmacies to require them to transfer a physician's recommendation for marijuana products when requested to do so by the patient or his caregiver.
               01-26-2021 - Regulation Revision Committee voted to recommend to the Board their approval of Draft #1.
               02-24-2021 - Board approved Draft #1 for promulgation upon the instruction of the President.


2021-A
~ Revises the rules for collaborative drug therapy management.
               01-26-2021 - Regulation Revision Committee voted to recommend to the Board their approval of Draft #1.
               02-24-2021 - Board approved Draft #1 for promulgation upon the instruction of the President.      


2020-N
~ Revises the rules for marijuana recommendations to comply with Act 286 of the 2020 Legislature.
               07-16-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #1, requested amendments and then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2; and furthr, voted to recommend the isimultaneous issuance of an Emergency Rule.
               07-28-2020 - Board approved Draft #2 and the accompanying Declaration of Emergency.
               07-28-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-8.


2020-M
~ Revises the preferential licensing procedures for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to comply with Act 200 of the 2020 Legislature.
               07-16-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval.
               08-13-2020 - Board reviewed Draft #1, requested amendments, then voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               08-13-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-9.


2020-L
~ Clarifies the definition of an electronic prescription to require compliance with the federal rules for electronic prescriptions.
               07-16-2020 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee; not considered.
               12-10-2020 - Draft #1 on agenda; not considered.
               01-26-2021 - Draft #1 on agenda; not considered.


2020-K
~ Amends the rule for reference materials in a pharmacy to require veterinary drug references if pertinent to the pharmacy's practice.
               07-16-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval.
               08-13-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               10-20-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2021-1.


2020-J
~ Amends §519 - State of Emergency to extend its applicability to public health emergencies as well as natural disasters, and further, to increase the 30-day supply for dispensing of emergency prescriptions to a 90-day supply.
               07-16-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #1, requested amendments, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2.
               08-13-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               10-20-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-12.


2020-H
~ Amends the rule for labeling of marijuana products to remove conflicts with similar rules promulgated by the La. Dept. of Agriculture & Forestry, which licenses and regulates the producers of marijuana products.
               07-16-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #1, requested an amendment, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2.
               08-13-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               10-20-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-11.


2020-G
~ Amends the marijuana pharmacy rules to allow a marijuana pharmacy to deliver dispensed marijuana products to a patient's location at the request of the patient or his caregiver.
               07-16-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval.
               08-13-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               10-20-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-11.


2020-F
~ Adds a new section - §1150 ~ Temporary Suspension of License Renewal Fees to Chapter 11 ~ Pharmacies to implement the legislative mandate in HCR 71 of the 2020 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature.
               06-25-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 as am emergency rule.
               06-26-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-7.


2020-E
~ Adds a new section - §520 ~ Temporary Permission to Practice to Chapter 5 ~ Pharmacists and authorizes the issuance of a privilege for temporary permission to practice as a pharmacist to eligible individuals.
               06-25-2020 - Board declined to approve Draft #2.


2020-D
~ Amends the CDS licensing rules to implement a new category of such licenses for hemp acilities.
               04-24-2020 - Draft #1 added to agenda for Regulation Revision Committee.
               08-12-2020 - Executive Committee reviewed Draft #2, requested amendments, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #3 to the Board.
               08-13-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #3 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               10-20-2020 - Incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-10.


2020-C
~ Adds a new section - §1145 ~ State of Emergency to Chapter 11 ~ Pharmacies and imposes dispensing limitations on certain drugs used in the COVID-19 pandemic.
               03-21-2020 - Draft #1 approved by Board President under emergency proclamation.
               03-22-2020 - Issued as an Emergency Rule.
               03-23-2020 - Emergency Rule rescinded.


2020-B
~ Amends the definition of "drugs of concern" in Chapter 29 - Prescription Monitoring Program to add gabapentin and promethazine in oral liquid formulations.
               01-22-2020 - Regulation Revision reviewed Draft #1, requested one amendment, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2 to the Board.
               02-05-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               02-13-2020 - Proposal incorporated into Regulatory Project 2020-1.


2020-A
~ Amends the rules for marijuana pharmacies, to repeal the definition of marijuana which is already defined in the controlled substance law, to repeal the one month supply limitation on dispensing pharmacists, and to repeal the prohibition on dispensing non-controlled prescription drugs.
               01-22-2020 - Regulation Revision Committee reviewed Draft #1, requested one amendment, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2 to the Board.
               02-05-2020 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, when instructed by the President.
               02-13-2020 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2020-5.
               09-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2019-J
~ Amends the definition of "drugs of concern" in Chapter 29 - Prescription Monitoring Program to add seven drugs used in the treatment of hepatitis.
               11-13-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               11-25-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2020-1.


2019-H
~ Amends Chapter 5 - Pharmacists to correct a drafting error from a 2012 revision project.  Section 505 contains a requirement to display the pharmacist license in the pharmacy where the pharmacist practices; that requirement was removed from all other credentials in the 2012 revision project and should have been removed from this section as well.
               10-17-2019 - Regulation Revision Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               11-13-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               11-25-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2020-3.
               09-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2019-G
~ Creates a new chapter of rules, Chapter 30 ~ Pharmacy Benefit Managers, to implement the provisions of Act 124 of the 2019 Legislature.  That law established a regulatory structure for the licensure and regulation of pharmacy benefit managers by the La. Dept. of Insurance and the Board of Pharmacy.
               06-13-2019 - Committee considered Draft #1; will continue their review at their next meeting.
               07-24-2019 - Draft #1 on agenda for committee review.
               09-17-2019 - Draft #1 on agenda for committee review.
               10-17-2019 - Committee reviewed Draft #1; requested more information and deferred action until their next committee meeting.
               01-22-2020 - Committee reviewed Draft #2, requested an amendment, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #3 to the Board.
               02-05-2020 - Board considered Draft #3, made one amendment, then voted to approve Draft #4 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               02-13-2020 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2020-4.


2019-F
~ Amends the PMP rules to allow for the sharing of PMP information with federal jurisdictions, in addition to other state jurisdictions.  This proposal is offered in compliance with Act 80 of the 2019 Legislature, which amended the PMP law to authorize the sharing of PMP information with federal jurisdictions.
               06-13-2019 - Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               07-24-2019 - Committee reconsidered their approval of Draft #1, then requested further amendments and a new draft for their next meeting.
               09-17-2019 - Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #3 to the Board.
               11-13-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #3 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               11-25-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2020-1.


2019-E
~ Amends the marijuana pharmacy rules to add another dosage form - metered-dose inhaler - to the list of allowable dosage forms for medical marijuana products.  This proposal is offered in compliance with Act 284 of the 2019 Legislature, which amended the medical marijuana law to authorize this particular dosage form.
               06-13-2019 - Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               08-14-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               08-26-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-18.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2019-D
~ Amends §2919 of the Board's rules to provide for automatic registration of pharmacists for access privileges to query the state prescription monitoring program.
               03-19-2019 - Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               05-29-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               07-24-2019 - Regulation Revision Committee noted several PMP-related proposals, then requested staff to consolidate all of the related proposals into one, at Regulatory Proposal 2019-F (see above).
              

2019-C
~ Amends the chapter of rules for automated medication systems to authorize placement of such devices in detention and correctional facilities, and makes other technical corrections.
               03-19-2019 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee; not considered.
               04-24-2019 - Committee requested amendments, resulting in Draft #2.  Subsequent to the meeting, the Board President authorized the transfer of a portion of the contents from Regulatory Proposal 2019-A re Pharmacy Records referencing Chapter 12 - Automated Medication Systems to this proposal, to keep all the related contents in the same proposal.  The resulting document is Draft #3. 
               06-13-2019 - Draft #3 on agenda for review by Regulation Review Committee.
               07-24-2019 - Committee reviewed Draft #3, Draft #4, and Draft #5.  They requested further amendments and a new draft for their next meeting.
               09-17-2019 - Committee reviewed Draft #6, then requested amendments and a new draft.
               10-17-2019 - Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #7 to the Board.
               11-13-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #7 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               11-25-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2020-2.


2019-B
~ Amends the marijuana pharmacy rules (Subchapter E of Chapter 24) to repeal the limitations on the amount of THC per dose and per package, revise the limitations on advertising, permit the receipt of facsimile recommendation forms in marijuana pharmacies, and require inspection of premises prior to issuing permits.
               01-16-2019 - Committee vote to recommend the approval of Draft #2 to the Board.
               02-19-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
              
03-20-2019 - Occupational Licensing Review Commission determined that Sections 2441, 2443, and 2457 could be promulgated without Commission Review; however Section 2447 required Commission review prior to promulgation.
               04-20-2019 - Sections 2441, 2443, and 2457 incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-1A.
               04-20-2019 - Section 2447 incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-1B.
               10-20-2019 - Final Rule for Project 2019-1A published in Louisiana Register, effective today.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule for Project 2019-1B published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2019-A
~ Amends multiple chapters of rules to implement Act 602 of the 2018 Legislature, which recognizes the use of chart orders by pharmacies serving patients in institutional healthcare facilities.
               11-07-2018 - Members reviewed stakeholder input and requested a first draft for its next committee meeting.
               01-16-2019 - Committee reviewed, in part, Draft #1; will continue their review at their next meeting.
               03-19-2019 - Members completed their review of Draft #1, made changes, and requested a new draft.
               04-24-2019 - Committee voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2 by the Board.  Subsequent to the committee meeting, the Board President authorized the removal of the portion of Draft #2 referencing Chapter 12 - Automated Medication Systems and transferred that content to Regulatory Proposal 2019-C (see above) relative to automated medication systems, to place all that related text within the same proposal.  The resulting document is Draft #3.
               05-29-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #3 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
              
07-31-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-17.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-W
~ Amends Chapter 1 ~ Introduction to identify rulemaking procedures for the Board, as required by Act 454 of the 2018 Legislature.
               10-18-2018 - Members reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval by the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-17-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-14.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-V
~ Amends Chapter 27 ~ Controlled Dangerous Substances to create a CDS license for third-party logistics providers, as authorized by Act 186 of the 2018 Legislature.
               11-07-2018 - Members reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval by the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-17-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-13.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-U
~ Amends Chapter 27 ~ Controlled Dangerous Substances to authorize the partial fill of prescriptions for all Schedule II medications, as authorized by Act 32 of the 2018 Legislature.
               10-18-2018 - Members reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval by the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-17-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-12.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-T
~ Amends Chapter 29 - Prescription Monitoring Program to add an epidemiologist from the La. Dept. of Health to the list of persons authorized to access prescription monitoring information, for the purposes specified in Act 232 of the 2018 Legislature.
               10-18-2018 - Members reviewed Draft #1 and voted to recommend its approval by the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-12-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-6.
               07-24-2019 - Regulation Revision Committee noted several PMP-related proposals, then requested staff to pause this project and consolidate all the related proposals into one, at Regulatory Proposal 2019-F (see above).


2018-S ~ Amends §507 in Chapter 5 - Pharmacists, to update the CE requirements by removing the requirement for pharmacists to maintain copies of their certificates at their primary practice sites, and to insert the requirement for pharmacists to maintain their CE records at CPE Monitor.
               09-13-2018 - Members voted to recommend the approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-17-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-11.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-R
~ Amends §903 and §905 in Chapter 9 - Pharmacy Technicians, to facilitate the licensing of pharmacy technicians originally licensed in another state, by removing the requirement for the applicant to obtain additional practical experience in this state.  Such applicants can be licensed in this state by proving at least one year of practice in the original state and successful completion of a board-approved pharmacy technician certification examination.
               09-13-2018 - Members voted to recommend approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-17-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-10.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.      


2018-Q
~Amends §503 in Chapter 5 - Pharmacists as well as §903 in Chapter 9 - Pharmacy Technicians, to remove the one year delay following the third failure of a licensing examination.
               09-13-2018 - Members voted to recommend the approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-12-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-9.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-P
~ Creates a new §1129 - Louisiana Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form; Requirements; Referral for Enforcement within Chapter 11 - Pharmacies, as required by Act 423 of the 2018 Legislature.
               08-15-2018 - Board approved Draft #4 for promulgation.
               08-20-2018 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2018-2.
               12-20-2018 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective January 1, 2019.


2018-N
~ Amends §2535 in Chapter 25 - Prescriptions, Drugs, and Devices to establish standards for the compounding of copies of commercially-available products, in conformance with the final FDA Guidance Document on that topic issued in January 2018.
               11-07-2018 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee; not considered.
               01-16-2019 - Committee reviewed Draft #1 and Draft #2, and received stakeholder input.  Members requested an additional draft at its next meeting.
               03-19-2019 - Members reviewed Draft #3 and requested additional changes and a new draft.
               04-24-2019 - Members reviewed Draft #4 and requested an additional change, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #5 by the Board.
               05-29-2019 - Board voted to approve Draft #5 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               07-31-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-16.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-M
~ Amends §521 in Chapter 5 - Pharmacists to establish standards for pharmacies and pharmacists hosting immunization activities.
               02-07-2018 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee.
               09-13-2018 - Members made minor amendments, then transferred all of the language in this proposal to Regulatory Proposal 2018-A ~ Immunizations, which was incorporated into Regulatory Project 2019-2..  


2018-L
~ Amends §2519 in Chapter 25 - Prescriptions, Drugs, and Devices to prohibit the dispensing of prescription refills in the absence of a patient's request.
               02-07-2018 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee.
               09-13-2018 - Members made minor amendments then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2 to the Board.
               10-18-2018 - Members voted to reconsider their previous approval of Draft #2.
               11-07-2018 - Members reviewed Draft #3, selected one of the options offered, then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #4 to the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #4 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-12-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-8.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-K
~ Amends §1503 and 1517 in Chapter 15 - Hospital Pharmacy to authorize the issuance of a hospital pharmacy permit to a veterinary teaching hospital owned or operated by a public university in the state, and further, authorize such pharmacies to establish pharmacy security policies approved by the facility adminstration.
               02-07-2018 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee.
               09-13-2018 - Members made minor amendments then voted to recommend the approval of Draft #2 to the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-12-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-7.
               04-20-2020 - Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.


2018-J
~ Creates a new §2914 - Record Retention of Prescription Transaction Information in Chapter 29 - Prescription Monitoring Program, in compliance with Act 189 of the 2016 Legislature, to establish standards for the retention, archiving, and destruction of prescription monitoring information.
               02-07-2018 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee.
               09-13-2018 - Members voted to recommend approval of Draft #1 to the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #1 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-12-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-6.
               07-24-2019 - Project 2019-6 terminated; content transferred to Regulatory Project 2020-1


2018-H
~ Amends several sections of Chapter 18 - Penal Pharmacy to comply with Act 310 of the 2016 Legislature, to authorize such pharmacies to accept returns of previously dispensed drugs from offenders in correctional centers owned and operated by law enforcement agencies, in addition to the current authority for such facilities owned and operated by the state department of corrections.  The amendments will also change the name from "penal" pharmacy to "correctional center" pharmacy.
               02-07-2018 - Draft #1 on agenda for review by Regulation Revision Committee.
               09-13-2018 - Members requested amendments and a second draft.
               10-18-2018 - Members reviewed Draft #2 then voted to recommend its approval by the Board.
               11-14-2018 - Board voted to approve Draft #2 for promulgation, upon the instruction of the President.
               04-12-2019 - Incorporated as Regulatory Project 2019-5.
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