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Kansas Board of Pharmacy 68-13-2, 68-13-3, 68-13-4, 68-5-17, 68-21-7

Category:
  • Active Regulations
Date Added: 12/13/2017
Public Hearing Date and Time: Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
Public Hearing Location: Board of Healing Arts Board Room at 800 SW Jackson, Lower Level, Topeka, Kansas

K.A.R. 68-13-2, 68-13-3, and 68-13-4. Compounding. These regulations are proposed to create minimum standards for sterile and non-sterile pharmaceutical compounding in Kansas consistent with the U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP) requirements.

K.A.R. 68-5-17. Pharmacy technicians; certification examination; request for extension. This regulation is proposed to identify requirements for successful completion of the pharmacy technician certification exam. For all pharmacy technicians registered after July 1, 2017, the Board will require passing scores from the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) or the National Healthcareer Association (ExCPT) exams prior to the first renewal (24-26 months) of the pharmacy technician’s registration.

K.A.R. 68-21-7. Drugs of concern. This regulation is amended to classify any product, compound, mixture, or preparation containing gabapentin as a drug of concern. K.A.R. 68-21-7 identifies the drugs of concern that are reported to, tracked, and monitored through the Kansas Prescription Monitoring Program (K-TRACS) that are not controlled substances identified in Schedules II-IV of the Kansas Controlled Substances Act.

SUMMARY OF ECONOMIC IMPACT

It is the mission of the Board to ensure that all persons practicing pharmacy are properly licensed and registered, and to ensure compliance with Kansas statutes regarding proper compounding and dispensing of prescription drugs, maintenance of professional practice standards, and proper manufacture, distribution, and sale of prescription and nonprescription drugs, including controlled substances and poisons. In order to attain these goals, the Board is proposing these regulatory changes to comply with professional, healthcare, and safety norms.

The Board anticipates minimal economic impact to the Board, its licensees and registrants, or Kansas-registered pharamcies. In all instances, the Board does not anticipate any financial impact upon other governmental agencies, and the Board is unaware of any less costly or less intrusive methods to achieve the stated purposes and thus none were considered.

Board of Pharmacy K.A.R. 68-13-2, 68-13-3, 68-13-4, 68-5-17, 68-21-7

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