Notice of Intended Action

Precursor substance permits—five-year review of rules, 12.7

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Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rule making related to five-year review of rules

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Board of Pharmacy hereby proposes to amend Chapter 12, "Precursor Substances," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 124B.11(3).

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 124B.11.

Purpose and Summary

The proposed amendment is a result of an overall five-year review of rules as required by Iowa Code section 17A.7(2) and provides updated application processes and corrects a cross-reference.

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.

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 August 16, 2022. Comments should be directed to:

Sue Mears

Board of Pharmacy

400 S.W. 8th Street, Suite E

Des Moines, Iowa 50309


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—12.7(124B) as follows:

657—12.7(124B) Permits. Persons or entities in this state that purchase, transfer, or otherwise receive a precursor substance as defined in rule 657—12.1(124B) from a source outside the state shall obtain a permit from the board. No person or entity required to obtain a permit shall receive a precursor substance from a source outside the state until an application for permit is approved and the board has issued a permit certificate. Permits shall expire on the last day of the calendar year in which the permit is issued.

12.7(1) Applications. Application forms may be obtained from and completed applications shall be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688. Permit renewal forms will be mailed to each current permit holder approximately 60 days before the expiration date of the permit. A permit holder who has not received a renewal form 45 days prior to expiration of a current permit is responsible for contacting the board to request an application for renewal. An applicant shall submit a completed application and nonrefundable fee pursuant to subrule 12.7(2).

a. Application shall be made on forms provided or approved by the board. Each application shall include all requested information, unless the item is not applicable, in which case that fact shall be indicated.

b. No change.

12.7(2) Initial permit, renewal, and fees. The fee for an initial permit or permit renewal shall be paid at the time that the application for the permit or permit renewal is submitted for filing. Payment shall be made in the form of a personal, business, certified, or cashier's check or money order made payable to the Iowa Board of Pharmacy when submitted with a written application or by acceptable debit or credit card when submitted with an online application. Payments made in the form of foreign currency or third-party endorsed checks will not be accepted.

a. and b. No change.

c. Delinquent permit. If a permit is not renewed before its expiration date, the permit is delinquent and the permit holder may not receive a precursor substance from a source outside the state until the delinquent permit is renewed. A delinquent-permit holder that continues activities for which a permit is required may be subject to disciplinary sanctions pursuant to 657—subrule 36.1(4) rule 657—36.6(147,155A,272C).

12.7(3) to 12.7(5) 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 8/16/2022.

Official Document

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 657-12.1 Rule 657-12.7 Rule 657-12.7(2) Rule 657-36.1(4) Rule 657-36.6

Iowa Code References

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Iowa Code 126 Iowa Code 155A
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