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Guidance Documents



Act 220 of 2017 Legislature - Pharmaceutical Cost Transparency

     This legislation requires drug manufacturers to report wholesale acquisition cost of drugs they market in Louisiana to the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy.  Additional details available in this guidance document.


Declaratory Statement - Medication Therapy Management (MTM) in Pharmacy Practice
     During their August 2014 meeting, the Board adopted and issued this declatory statement which discusses the principles and certain applications of MTM with respect to the scope of practice of pharmacy. 


Act 769 of 2014 Legislature & Pharmacist Immunization Recordkeeping
     The 2014 Louisiana Legislature expanded the list of immunizations and vaccines that a properly credentialed pharmacist may administer without a prescription or medical order from a practitioner.  There are certain requirements for the immunizing pharmacist.  In addition, the Board issued guidance to the pharmacist for his recordkeeping responsibilities.


Medication Disposal Programs
     For those pharmacies interested in participating in medication disposal programs, the Board recently adopted this guidance document, describing pre-announced community events and ongoing pharmacy programs.


Prescribers with Authority for Controlled Substances
     This summary document describes all practitioners with prescriptive authority for controlled substances, as well as limitations for certain types of prescribers.


Workforce Commission
     For those pharmacies submitting claims related to workers' compensation, a rule published in March 2012 requires the 'pharmacist's ID' as one of the minimum required data elements in the claim.  In response to mulitple questions from pharmacies, the Workforce Commission issued a bulletin clarifying that term to mean the pharmacy's National Provider Identification (NPI) number.  A copy of the bulletin is available here.


Verification of Licensure Status of Other Practitioners
>     Physicians, podiatristsphysician assistants, and medical psychologists are licensed and regulated by the La. State Board of Medical Examiners.  You can verify the status of any license issued by that Board at their website, at www.lsbme.la.gov, or by clicking here for their verification module.

>    Dentists are licensed and regulated by the La. State Board of Dentistry.  You can verify the status of any license issued by that Board at their website, at www.lsbd.org, or by clicking here for their verification module.

>     Advanced practice registered nurses are licensed and regulated by the La. State Board of Nursing.  You can verify the status of any license issued by that Board at their website, at www.lsbn.state.la.us, or by clicking here for their verification module.
 
>     Optometrists are licensed and regulated by the La. State Board of Optometry Examiners.  That Board does not offer licensure verification at its website at www.laoptometryboard.com, but their office telephone number is 318.335.2989.

>     Veterinarians are licensed and regulated by the La. Board of Veterinary Medicine.  That Board does not offer licensure verification at its website at www.lsbvm.org, but their office telephone number is 225.342.2176.


Compliance Policy Guides (CPG)
     Compliance policy guides do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities.  Instead, these documents describe the Board's current thinking on the topic described in the title and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific statutory or regulatory requirements are cited.  You may use an alternative approach for compliance if it satisfies the requirements of the applicable laws or rules.

05-01-2009     Buprenorphine in Treatment of Opiate Addiction [replaces 12-31-2005 edition]

10-15-2008     Medication Guides (MedGuides®) [replaces 03-01-2006 edition]