Summary of the Introduced Bill

HB 513 -- Pharmacies and Pharmacists

Sponsor:  Wells

This bill changes the laws regarding pharmacies and pharmacists.
In its main provisions, the bill:

(1)  Expands the definition of "practice of pharmacy" to include
the compounding, dispensing, labeling, and administration of
drugs and devices for pneumonia and shingles vaccines by written
protocol authorized by a physician;

(2)  Removes the provision of the law which authorizes an
applicant for a pharmacy technician license to practice for a
period of up to 90 days prior to the issuance of his or her
certificate of registration;

(3)  Voids and nulls all pharmacy technician certificates of
registration 30 days after the expiration date;

(4)  Allows licensed pharmacists to perform certain nondispensing
activities and the administration of drugs and vaccines by
protocol outside of a pharmacy without a pharmacy permit subject
to rules established by the Board of Pharmacy within the
Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional

(5)  Authorizes the board to establish the licensing filing fee
amount for out-of-state wholesale drug distributors.  Currently,
the filing fee is $10; and

(6)  Repeals the provisions which require the board to publish a
list of drugs which are not allowed to be substituted.

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Missouri House of Representatives
95th General Assembly, 1st Regular Session
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