Notice of Intended Action

Transmission of prescription drug orders between pharmacies, 6.9

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ARC 4694C

PHARMACY BOARD[657]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to transmission of prescription drug orders and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Board of Pharmacy hereby proposes to amend Chapter 6, "General Pharmacy Practice," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 147.76.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 147.76.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendment would allow one pharmacy to provide prescription drug order information to another pharmacy for a noncontrolled substance prescription for the purpose of providing a patient with a three-day supply of continuing medication without the process constituting a complete transfer of the entire prescription.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

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.

Public Comment

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 October 29, 2019. Comments should be directed to:

Sue Mears

Board of Pharmacy

400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite E

Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Email: sue.mears@iowa.gov

Public Hearing

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:

Amend rule 657—6.9(124,155A) as follows:

657—6.9(124,155A) Transfer of prescription. The transmission of a prescription drug order from a pharmacy to a pharmacy engaged in centralized prescription filling or processing on behalf of the originating pharmacy pursuant to the requirements of 657—Chapter 18 shall not constitute the transfer of a prescription. The transmission of a prescription drug order from a pharmacy to another pharmacy for the purpose of providing a patient with a three-day supply of a noncontrolled substance for continuing therapy shall not constitute the transfer of a prescription. Upon the request of a patient or the patient's caregiver, a pharmacy shall transfer original prescription drug order information and prescription refill information to a pharmacy designated by the patient or the patient's caregiver, central fill or processing pharmacies excepted, subject to the following requirements:

6.9(1) to 6.9(8) No change.

Pharmacy Board


This Organization is a part of the Public Health Department

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 10/29/2019.

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 657-3.22 Rule 657-6.9 Rule 657-6.9(5) Rule 657-6.9(7) Rule 657-6.9(8)
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