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2018-2 ~ Louisiana Uniform Prescription Drug Prior Authorization Form [Source: Act 423 of 2018 Legislature]
               08-10-2018     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               08-10-2018     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               08-20-2018     Notice of Intent scheduled for publication in Louisiana Register.
               09-28-2018     Public Hearing - Alternative Location: La. State Board of Medical Examiners, located at 630 Camp St. in New Orleans, La. 70130


2018-1 ~ Pharmacy Benefit Managers [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2018-F]
               05-11-2018     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               05-11-2018     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               05-20-2018     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register.
               06-25-2018     Public Hearing - Alternative Location: Embassy Suites Hotel; Baton Rouge, LA 70808
               08-15-2018     Board scheduled to consider comments and testimony from June 25 public hearing.


2017-2 ~ Equivalent Drug Product Interchange [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-D]
               04-10-2017     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               04-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               04-20-2017     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register
               05-30-2017     Public Hearing
               08-23-2017     Board considered comments and testimony from May 30 public hearing, requested no revisions, and directed the further promulgation of the proposed rule.
               09-27-2017     2nd Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               09-27-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               11-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.
               02-06-2018     3rd Report - comletion of regulatory project.


2017-1 ~ Internship Requirements [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-B]
               04-10-2017     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               04-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates,
               04-20-2017     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register.
               05-30-2017     Public Hearing
               08-23-2017     Board considered comments and testimony from May 30 public hearing, requested no revisions, and directed the further promulgation of the proposed rule.
               09-27-2017     2nd Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               09-27-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               11-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, with a delayed effective date of January 1, 2018.
               01-01-2018     Published summary of new rule in January 2018 edition of Board's quarterly newsletter, sent to all licensees.
               02-06-2018     3rd Report - completion of regulatory project.


2016-6 ~ Marijuana Pharmacy [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-A]
               01-09-2017     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               01-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               01-20-2017     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register.
               03-02-2017     Public Hearing.
               03-14-2017     Board considered comments and testimony from public hearing, then voted to revise certain sections of the original proposed rule, to publish those proposed revisions, and to schedule another public hearing to receive further comments and testimony on those proposed revisions.
               05-18-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               05-20-2017     Potpourri Notice published in Louisiana Register.
               06-26-2017     Public Hearing
               07-05-2017     2nd Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               07-05-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               08-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.
               02-06-2018     3rd Report - completion of regulatory project.


2016-5 ~ Reinstatement of CDS Licenses [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-H]
               11-16-2016     Board adopted proposed rule, then adopted a Declaration of Emergency and fixed the effective date for November 17, 2016.
               11-17-2016     Board distributed required notice to Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committees in the Senate and House, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               11-18-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, interns, technicians, and technician candidates.
               01-09-2017     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               01-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               01-20-2017     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register
               03-01-2017     Public Hearing.
               03-14-2017     With no comments or testimony received at the public hearing, and with no revisions to the original proposed rule needed, the Board voted to continue the promulgation process by submiting the required report to the legislative oversight committee.
               03-15-2017     Needding additional time to complete the promulgation process, the Board directed the re-issuance of the original Emergency Rule, to become effective today.  A copy of the re-issued Declaration of Emergency & Emergency Rule is available here.
               03-15-2017     Board distributed required notice to Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committees in the Senate and House, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               03-15-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy intens, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               03-27-2017     2nd Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               03-28-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               05-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today; emergency rule cancelled.
               05-28-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               02-06-2018     3rd Report - completion of regulatory project. 


2016-4 ~ Standing Orders for Distribution of Naloxone & Other Opioid Antagonists [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-G]
               08-10-2016     Board adopted proposed rule, then adopted a Declaration of Emergency and fixed the effective date immediately.
               08-10-2016     Distributed required notice to Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chair of Senate Health & Welfare Committee, Chair of House Health & Welfare Committee, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               08-10-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, interns, technicians, and technician candidates.
               12-07-2016     Distributed required notice to Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representative, Chair of Senate Health & Welfare Committee, Chair of House Health & Welfare Committee, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               01-09-2017     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               01-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               01-20-2017     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register
               03-01-2017     Public Hearing.
               03-14-2017     With no comments or testimony received at the public hearing, and with no revisions to the original proposed rule needed, the Board voted to continue the promulgation process by submitting the required report to the legislative oversight committee.
               03-27-2017     2nd Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare
               03-28-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               04-05-2017     Since previously issued emergency rule will expire before final rule can be published, Board directed re-issuance of emergency rule and the cancellation thereof upon publication of the Final Rule.  Distributed required notice to Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chair of Senate Health & Welfare Committee, Chair of House Health & Welfare Committee, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               04-05-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               05-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today; emergency rule cancelled.
               05-28-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               02-06-2018     3rd Rport - completion of regulatory project.

                                                                                                                 
2016-3 ~ Medication Synchronization [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-F]
               04-08-2016     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               04-09-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               04-20-2016     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register.
               05-25-2016     Public Hearing.
               06-20-2016     Board received one comment at public hearing, which included a request to revise the original proposed rule by inserting a synonym for the term 'medication synchronization' to the title and body of the original proposed rule.  The Board had no objection to the proposed revision and filed the required notice.  Potpourri Notice was published in today's edition of the Louisiana Register.
               07-22-2016     Public Hearing.
               08-01-2016     2nd Report Hearing Record to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               08-01-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               09-20-2016     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.
               09-21-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               02-01-2017     3rd Report - Completion of regulatory project.



2016-2 ~ Pharmacist-in-Charge of Nonresident Pharmacy
[Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-E]
               04-08-2016     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               04-09-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               04-20-2016     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register.
               05-25-2016     Public Hearing.
               08-10-2016     Board reviewed comments and testimony from public hearing.
               11-14-2016     2nd Report Hearing Record to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               11-14-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, interns, technicians, and technician candidates.
               01-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.
               02-06-2018     3rd Report - completion of regulatory project.


2016-1 ~ Controlled Substance Prescriptions [Source: Regulatory Proposal 2016-C]
               04-08-2016     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               04-09-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               04-20-2016     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register.
               05-25-2016     Public Hearing
               06-03-2016     2nd Report Hearing Record to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               06-04-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, interns, technicians, and technician candidates.
               07-20-2016     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, effective today.
               02-01-2017     3rd Report - Completion of regulatory project.



2015-9 ~ Accreditation of Pharmacy Technician Training Programs
[Source: November 18, 2015 Board Meeting]
               11-18-2015     Board determined a one-year delay was appropriate for the implementation of the requirement for national accreditation of pharmacy technician training programs.  Board adopted Declaration of Emergency & Emergency Rule, to become effective 11-30-2015.  Implementation date of accreditation requirement delayed until 01-01-2017.  Board directed Regulation Revision Committee to revise rule to change requirement from technician to technician candidate.
               11-30-2015     Distributed required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, and the Director of the Louisiana Register.
               11-30-2015     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               11-30-2015     Posted news article on Board's website.
               01-01-2016     Notified all pharmacy licensees in Board's January 2016 newsletter.
               01-19-2016     Regulation Revision Committee considered Regulatory Proposal 2015-J ~ Accreditation of Pharmacy Technician Training Programs - Draft # 2.  Members requested revisions and another draft for consideration at their next meeting.
               03-24-2016     Board directed re-issuance of Emergency Rule, effective today.  Distributed required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Director of the Louisiana Register, and Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committee in the House and Senate.
               03-24-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               03-30-2016     Regulation Revision Committee considered Draft #3, and requested revisions.
               04-21-2016     Committee reviewed Draft #4 and voted to recommend its approval at the next Board meting.
               05-04-2016     Board approved Draft #4 for promulgation.
               07-22-2016     Board directed re-issuance of Emergency Rule, effective today.  Distributed required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Director of the Louisiana Register, and Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committee in the House and Senate.
               07-22-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               11-16-2016     Board took note of delays in promulgation process, then voted to revise the Emergency Rule to delay the implementation date of the accreditation requirement until January 1, 2018.  Board adopted Declaration of Emergency for the revised Emergency Rule, to become effective on November 17, 2016.
               11-17-2016     Board distributed required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Director of the Louisiana Register, and Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committees in the House and Senate.
               11-18-2016     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               01-09-2017     1st Report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Welfare.
               01-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties as well as all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               01-20-2017     Notice of Intent published in Louisiana Register
               03-01-2017     Public Hearing.
               03-14-2017     Board considered comments and testimony from March 1 public hearing, then voted to revise certain sections of the original proposed rule, to publish those proposed revisions, and to schedule another public hearing to receive further comments and testimony on those proposed revisions.
               03-15-2017     Needing additional time to complete the promulgation process, the Board directed the re-issuance of the revised Emergency Rule, which will maintain the delay of the implementation date of the accreditation requirement until January 1, 2018.  A copy of the re-issued Declaration of Emergency & Emergency Rule is available here.
               03-15-2017     Board distributed required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committees in the Senate and House, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               03-15-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               05-18-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy technician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and phamacy technician candidates.
               05-20-2017     Potpourri Notice published in Louisiana Register.
               06-26-2017     Public Hearing
               07-10-2017     Needing additional time to complete the promulgation process, the Board directed the re-issuance of the revised Emergency Rule, which will maintain the delay of the implementation date of the accredtation requirement until January 1, 2018.  Board filed required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committees in the Senate and House, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               07-10-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity relative to re-issuance of revised emergency rule to the List of Interested Parties and all accredited pharmacy techician training programs, as well as all pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               08-23-2017     Board considered comments and testimony from June 26 public hearing. requested no revisions, then directed further promulgation of the proposed rule.
               11-06-2017     2nd report submitted to Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health & Welfare.
               11-06-2017     Noting the previously issued Emergency Rule would expire before the completion of the rulemaking project, the Board directed the re-issuance of the Emergency Rule, which will maintain the delay of the implementation date of the accreditation requirement until January 1, 2018.  The Board filed the required notice to the Offices of the Governor, Attorney General, President of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chairs of the Health & Welfare Committees in the Senate and House, and Director of the Louisiana Register.
               11-06-2017     Distributed electronic Notice of Rulemaking Activity to the List of Interested Parties, as well as all pharmacy technician training programs, pharmacies, pharmacists, pharmacy interns, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy technician candidates.
               12-20-2017     Final Rule published in Louisiana Register, with a delayed effective date of January 1, 2018.  Emergency Rule cancelled effective January 1, 2018.
               01-01-2018     Published summary of new rule in January 2018 edition of Board's quarterly newsletter sent to all licensees.
               02-06-2018     3rd Report - completion of regulatory project