SB 0557 Modifies the law relating to pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical services and drug distributors
LR Number:1742S.03I Fiscal Note:1742-03
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:03/05/03 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families & Mental & Public Journal page:
Health Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2003
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SB 557 - This act modifies the law relating to pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical services, and drug distributors.

Section 338.013 allows the Board of Pharmacy to place the names of pharmacy technicians on the employee disqualification list.

The Board may refuse to issue or renew any certificate of registration or license. The Board may restrict or suspend any license or registration if the conduct of the licensee or registrant constitutes a danger to the health and safety of the public (Section 338.055).

The Board may conduct a disciplinary hearing on an applicant who has been disciplined by another state, territory, or federal agency (Section 338.065).

Any unlicensed person or entity that fails to maintain the required license will be subject to civil penalties by the Board (Section 338.075).

The Board shall have the authority to administer oaths, issue subpoenas, and require production of documents and records (Section 338.145).

Any person who in good faith reports or provides services pursuant to Chapter 338, RSMo, shall be immune from civil liability (Section 338.155).

Section 338.220 adds two new pharmacy classifications: non- sterile compounding pharmacy and internet pharmacy.

The Board shall have the authority to terminate the distribution of prescription drugs that have been adulterated, misbranded, or stolen (Section 338.380).