Transmission of prescription drug orders between pharmacies, 6.9
Notice of Termination
Terminating rule making related to transmission of prescription drug orders
The Board of Pharmacy hereby terminates the rule making initiated by its Notice of Intended Action published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on October 9, 2019, as ARC 4694C, proposing to amend Chapter 6, "General Pharmacy Practice," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
The above-mentioned rule making is terminated under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 147.76.
Purpose and Summary
The amendment proposed in ARC 4694C would have allowed 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.
Reason for Termination
During the public comment period for the rule making, the Board received a comment from the public that sought a change in the language, which the Board would like to more thoroughly review. The review would extend beyond six months after the rule making's initial publication under Notice.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
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).