Controlled substance registration—renewal, cancellation, 10.6(2), 10.9(7)
Notice of Intended Action
Proposing rule making related to controlled substance registration 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 section 124.301.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code sections 124.302 and 124.303.
Purpose and Summary
The proposed amendments seek to allow an individual registrant to renew the registrant's registration at the standard renewal rate when the registrant has not been practicing or doing business in Iowa as the registrant's practice or business in Iowa relates to controlled substances during the period when the registration was delinquent.
It is estimated that this rule making would impact approximately 120 practitioners per year who would be authorized to renew for the $90 renewal fee instead of the $360 reactivation fee. This fee change would potentially result in the Board foregoing approximately $32,400 in fees annually.
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 January 21, 2020. Comments should be directed to:
Board of Pharmacy
400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite E
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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 actions are proposed:
Item 1. Amend subrule 10.6(2) as follows:
10.6(2) Delinquent registration reactivation beyond grace period. If a registration renewal application is not postmarked or hand-delivered to the board office within 30 days following the registration's expiration date, the registrant may not conduct operations that involve controlled substances until the registrant reactivates the registration. A registrant may apply for reactivation by submitting a registration application for reactivation. The nonrefundable fee for reactivation shall be $360 and may include a nonrefundable surcharge of not more than 25 percent of the applicable fee for deposit into the program fund. As part of the reactivation application, the registrant shall disclose the activities conducted with respect to controlled substances while the registration was expired. A registrant that continues to conduct activities with respect to controlled substances without an active registration may be subject to disciplinary sanctions. An individual registrant who was not practicing in Iowa during the delinquency period, or whose practice during the delinquency period did not involve possessing, administering, dispensing, or prescribing controlled substances, shall attest to such on the application and is only required to pay the nonrefundable fee for registration renewal of $90 per biennium and a nonrefundable surcharge of not more than 25 percent of the registration fee for deposit into the program fund.
Item 2. Adopt the following new subrule 10.9(7):
10.9(7) Cancellation of registration. An individual registrant who no longer needs a registration due to discontinuation of practice in Iowa or discontinuation of possessing, administering, dispensing, or prescribing controlled substances shall contact the board to request cancellation of the registration. An individual registrant may renew the registration upon a return to practice in Iowa or a return to possessing, administering, dispensing, or prescribing controlled substances by submitting an application and a nonrefundable fee for registration renewal of $90 per biennium and a nonrefundable surcharge of not more than 25 percent of the registration fee for deposit into the program fund.