SB 1396 Modifies the law relating to pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical services and drug distributors
LR Number:3349S.02I Fiscal Note:3349-02
Committee:Aging, Families, Mental & Public Health
Last Action:04/14/04 - Hearing Conducted S Aging, Families, Mental & Public Journal page:
Health Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2004
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SCS/SB 1396 - This act modifies the law relating to pharmacists, pharmacies, pharmaceutical services, and drug distributors.

The act provides that pharmacy technicians must, at a minimum, be legal working age. The Board of Pharmacy may place the names of pharmacy technicians who commit certain crimes on the employee disqualification list. The Board is authorized to deny licenses or issue probated licenses to pharmacy technician applicants who have committed certain crimes (Section 338.013).

The Board may refuse to issue or renew any certificate of registration or license for incompetence and for denial of licensure in another state, as well as disciplinary action in another state, regardless of whether it is was voluntarily agreed to or not (Section 338.055).

The Board may conduct a disciplinary hearing on any person who has failed to renew or has surrendered his or her license based on a finding of guilt against the person for certain crimes (Section 338.065).

The Board, upon a majority vote of the members, 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 assistance to the board, shall be immune from civil liability (Section 338.155).

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

This act is similar to provisions in the TAT version of SB 1122 (2004).