SB 0479 Modifies licensure provisions for pharmacists and pharmacies
LR Number:1640S.02I Fiscal Note:1640-02
Committee:Financial and Governmental Organization
Last Action:03/12/01 - Voted Do Pass S Financial & Governmental Organization Journal page:
Veterans' Affairs & Elections Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 2001
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SB 479 - This act modifies licensure provisions for pharmacists and pharmacies.

Currently, requirements for examination are outlined in Section 338.030, RSMo. Proof of a high school diploma is no longer required. Section 338.043, RSMo, currently allows a temporary license if Board requirements are met. The provision authorizing the temporary licensee to practice only under a licensed pharmacist is removed. (Sections 338.030 - 338.043).

The Board may currently deny licensure for specified reasons. A new reason is added regarding personal use or consumption of a controlled substance unless it is prescribed, dispensed, or administered by a health care provider. (Section 338.055).

All current language defining "pharmacy" is replaced. New language defines pharmacy and lists locations where the practice of pharmacy may occur. All prescription transactions should occur at the place where the prescription was originally presented. This does not, however, prevent the transfer of prescriptions upon request. The Board may override these terms and conditions. (Section 338.210).

Currently, Section 338.220, RSMo, prohibits the operation of a pharmacy without a permit or license and assigns pharmacies to certain classes. New language adds a "Class J" which means a "shared service".

This act is substantially similar to SCS/HB 757 (2001). Similar provisions are also contained in CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 567.