Reprinted from the October 2009 Nevada State Board of Pharmacy Newsletter.
The 75th Session of the Nevada Legislature proved to be very busy for the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy with health care and medication management always being popular topics. There was really no negative legislation that impacted the Board. The following is a brief synopsis of what did and did not pass:
1. Pharmacists may now perform “finger-stick” blood glucose testing.
2. A cancer drug donation program has been established.
The Board will promulgate rules for the program.
3. Satellite pharmacies in certain rural areas will be acceptable.
The Board will promulgate rules for satellite pharmacies as well.
4. Board member qualifications were further defined.
5. Mandating that the actual manufacturing expiration date appear on the prescription label rather than having the option of either that or only providing the year on the label, as well as making it a felony to dispense outdated drugs, did not survive.
6. A “super board,” which would oversee all health care boards; a requirement for a “black box warning” sticker on prescription bottles; and mandatory e-mail and Internet access in a pharmacy for task force purposes, likewise, did not survive.