Adopted and Filed

Precursor substances, 12.1(1)

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ARC 6418C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to precursor substances

The Board of Pharmacy hereby amends Chapter 12, "Precursor Substances," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 124B.2(2).

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 124B.2(2).

Purpose and Summary

This amendment temporarily amends Iowa Code section 124B.2(1) to add one chemical as a precursor substance in response to similar action taken by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on April 6, 2022, as ARC 6280C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Board on June 28, 2022.

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.


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.

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).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on August 31, 2022.

The following rule-making action is adopted:

Amend subrule 12.1(1) as follows:

12.1(1) Amend Iowa Code section 124B.2(1) by adding the following new paragraphs:

ae. to ag. No change.

ah. Methyl alpha-phenylacetoacetate (other names: MAPA; methyl 3-oxo-2-phenylbutanoate) and its optical isomers.

[Filed 6/30/22, effective 8/31/22]

[Published 7/27/22]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 7/27/22.

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Official Document

  • Precursor substances, 12.1(1)
  • Published on 7/27/2022
  • Adopted and Filed

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Related Notices

Administrative Rule References

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Rule 657-12.1(1)

Iowa Code References

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Iowa Code 124B.2(1)
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