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Special Notice About the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter
The Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy has designated this Newsletter as an official method to notify pharmacists licensed by the Board about information and legal developments. Please read this Newsletter and keep it for future reference because this Newsletter will be used in hearings as proof of notification of the Newsletter’s contents. Please contact the Board Office (501-682-0190) if you have questions about any of the articles in this Newsletter.

For archived editions of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter, contact the Board office.

Law

Statutes:

Pharmacy Rules:

Rule Updates

The rules that were approved in February 2022 eliminate the need for the Board to license these additional endorsements for pharmacists : Administering Immunizations, Nursing Home Consultants, and Disease State Management. The only endorsement the Board still issues is the preceptor license for pharmacists that will be supervising foreign graduates working hours to obtain licensure. The Board does not require a preceptor license if you are precepting in-state pharmacy school interns from UAMS or Harding or out-of-state interns.

Effective 2/14/2022

RULE 1 – GENERAL OPERATIONS

Changes updated language regarding expedited licensing for qualified individuals to match requirements in Act 135 of 2021.

RULE 5 – LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES

Changes removed the nursing home consultant permit endorsement requirement on the pharmacist license to practice in this area in accordance with Act 63 of 2021.

RULE 9 – PHARMACEUTICAL CARE/PATIENT COUNSELING

Changes removed the disease state management endorsement process on the pharmacist license in accordance with Act 63 of 2021, removed language in conflict with and in addition to updated statutory language as shown in Act 406 of 2021 reflecting the ability of pharmacists to prescribe, administer, deliver, distribute, or dispense vaccines, immunizations, and medications to treat adverse reactions to administered vaccines as outlined in statute and updated language to reflect that pharmacy technicians may administer vaccines and immunizations they have been trained to administer as outlined in Act 407 of 2021.

 

Forms and Instructions

Pharmacist Licenses/Permits

Interns

Pharmacy Technicians

Criminal Background Check Forms

Effective July 28, 2021, in accordance with Act 630, background checks from individuals in Arkansas must be submitted electronically (live scan). Paper fingerprint cards will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the applicant and an electronic submission will be required before
the application on file with the Board can continue to be processed. Out-of-state applicants will still submit completed fingerprint cards, as the State of Arkansas is not currently set up to receive electronic fingerprint submissions from out-of-state locations.

Business Licenses

Other Forms

Other Resources

Public Health Accrediation Board
Arkansas Department of Health
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