Fifty-fifth Legislature

First Regular Session

House: HHS DP 9-0-0-0

HB 2682: board of pharmacy; rulemaking authority

Sponsor:  Representative Wilmeth, LD 15

Caucus & Cow


Amends the definition of pharmacy and eliminates the rule making requirements for oral fluoride varnish and tobacco cessation drug therapies.


The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy (Board) protects the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Arizona by regulating the practice of pharmacy and the manufacturing, distribution, sale and storage of prescription medications and devices and non-prescription medications.

The Board accomplishes its mission by: 1) issuing licenses to pharmacists, pharmacy interns and pharmacy technicians; 2) issuing permits to pharmacies, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, non-prescription retailers and third-party logistics providers; 3) conducting compliance inspections of  permitted facilities, investigating complaints and adjudicating violations of appliable state and federal laws and rules; and 4) promulgating and reviewing state rules and regulations.


1.   ☐ Prop 105 (45 votes)	     ☐ Prop 108 (40 votes)      ☐ Emergency (40 votes)	☐ Fiscal NoteModifies the definition of pharmacy by:

a)   Including any place where prescription orders are dispensed by a licensed pharmacist; and

b)   Removing any place in which the profession of pharmacy is practiced or where prescription orders are compounded and dispensed; and

c)   Removing a remote dispensing site pharmacy where a pharmacy technician or pharmacy intern prepares, compounds or dispenses prescription medications under remote supervision by a pharmacist. (Sec. 1)

2.   Removes the requirement for the Board to adopt rules relating to the prescribing and administering of oral fluoride varnish and tobacco cessation drug therapies. (Sec. 2)

3.   Makes technical and conforming changes. (Sec. 1 and 2)



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