Bill Status of SB0902 100th General Assembly
Short Description: PHARMACY PRACTICE-VARIOUS
Sen. Dale A. Righter
(Rep. David B. Reis )
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Regulatory Sunset Act. Extends the repeal date of the Pharmacy Practice Act from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2028. Amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Provides that all applicants and licensees shall provide a valid address and email address, which shall serve as the address and email address of record, and shall inform the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation of any change of address or email address through specified means. Provides for the licensure (rather than registration) of registered pharmacy technicians, registered certified pharmacy technicians, and pharmacists, and makes conforming changes. Removes provision allowing each member of the State Board of Pharmacy to receive a per diem payment in an amount determined from time to time by the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation for attendance at meetings of the Board and conducting other official business of the Board. Changes references to "Director" to references to "Secretary" or "Department" throughout the Act. Eliminates the position of deputy pharmacy coordinator. Makes changes in provisions concerning definitions, duties of the Department, inactive status, pharmacists in charge, nonresident pharmacy licenses, record retention, automated pharmacy systems, remote prescription processing, and discipline. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.
Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the introduced bill with the following changes: In provisions amending the Regulatory Sunset Act, provides that the repeal date of the Pharmacy Practice is extended to January 1, 2020 (rather than January 1, 2028). Further amends the Pharmacy Practice Act. Creates the Collaborative Pharmaceutical Task Force to discuss how to further advance the practice of pharmacy in a manner that recognizes the needs of specified interests. Provides for the voting and non-voting membership of the Task Force. Provides that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation shall provide administrative support to the Task Force. Provides that the Task Force shall meet at least monthly. Provides that no later than September 1, 2019, voting members of the Task Force shall vote on recommendations concerning the certain standards. Provides that no later than November 1, 2019, the Department, in direct consultation with the Task Force, shall propose rules for adoption that are consistent with the Task Force's recommendations, or recommend legislation to the General Assembly, concerning the certain standards. Repeals provisions concerning the Task Force on November 1, 2020. Effective immediately.