Temporary scheduling of fentanyl-related products as Schedule I controlled substances, 10.39(2)
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to fentanyl-related substances
and providing an opportunity for public comment
The Board of Pharmacy hereby proposes to amend Chapter 10, "Controlled Substances," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code sections 124.201 and 124.301.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 124.201 and 124.301.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendment temporarily schedules fentanyl-related products that are not already listed in another schedule as Schedule I controlled substances in response to action taken by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Board for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 657—Chapter 34.
Any interested person may submit written comments concerning this proposed rule making. Written comments in response to this rule making must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m. on May 15, 2018. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Pharmacy
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite E
Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688
No public hearing is scheduled at this time. As provided in Iowa Code section 17A.4(1)"b," an oral presentation regarding this rule making may be demanded by 25 interested persons, a governmental subdivision, the Administrative Rules Review Committee, an agency, or an association having 25 or more members.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
The following rule-making action is proposed:
Adopt the following new paragraph 10.39(2)"an":
an. Any fentanyl-related substance that is not currently listed in any schedule of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its isomers, esters, ethers, salts and salts of isomers, esters, and ethers.