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    Recent News and Updates


    BOARD SEAT APPLICATION PROCESS OPEN

    The Board of Pharmacy would like to announce the following board seats that are currently open for application​. These seats will be filled after the current terms expire in April 2023:


    1 Acute care pharmacist (currently filled and open for reappointment or new appointment)

    1 Chain drug pharmacist (open for new appointment)

    1 Pharmacist at large (open for new appointment)

    ​1 Independent pharmacist (open for new appointment)

     

    The Governor’s Appointments Office requires all nominees submit an online application via their website https://govappointments.maryland.gov. The applications must be submitted no later than April 1, 2023.​ Applicants will be required to upload their resume during the online application process.


    If you have any questions, please contact Kimberly Link at Kimberly.link@maryland.gov.​

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    The Next Public Board Meeting will be held on February 15​th, 2023 at 9:30 AM. ​

    Th​e meeti​ng will be in person with no virtual option.

    ​Masks will​ NOT be required.​​

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    Electronic Presribing of Controlled Substances

    Effective January 1, 2022, Senate Bill 0166 (CH0299)/House Bill 0512 (CH0230) (2020) Drugs and Devices – Electronic Prescriptions – Controlled Dangerous Substances requires licensed health care providers to electronically prescribe prescriptions for controlled dangerous substances. The Health General Article, 21-220(C) provides exceptions to this requirement, and the requirement to request a waiver. A health care practitioner who is unable to electronically transmit prescriptions for controlled dangerous substance drugs may request a waiver from the electronic prescribing requirement under certain circumstances. A waiver, if granted, may not exceed one year.

    Pharmacists:

    A pharmacist may continue to accept handwritten prescriptions. This bill allowed for a waiver and multiple exceptions. Many of the exceptions would be difficult for a pharmacist to verify. Therefore, the bill stated that a pharmacy is not required to verify the ability of a provider to issue non-electronic prescriptions. While a pharmacist does not need to verify that the prescription is an authorized exception to the electronic prescription requirement, the pharmacist must still follow due diligence requirements to ensure the prescription is written for a legitimate medical purpose.

    Providers:

    If you are a provider that is unable to issue controlled substance prescriptions electronically, please visit the OCSA website. On the left panel, select the “Electronic Prescribing Waiver Request". Please read the page completely to verify the need for a waiver. If you meet the criteria for one of the listed exceptions, you do not need to apply for a waiver or issue controlled substance prescriptions electronically. If you are required to apply for a waiver, click the link at the bottom of the page to submit an application for a waiver.

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    ​Maryland Implicit Bias Training Requirement: Definition and Resources​​​
    ​Pursuant to MD. Code Ann., Health Occ. § 1-225, all health practitioners must attest to completing an implicit bias training program approved by the Cultural and Linguistic Health Care Professional Competency Program on their first license renewal after April 1, 2022.​​​


    Amended Governor's Orders

    2023.01.18.01 - MDH Order - Amended Various Health Care Matters Order

    2023.01.18.02 - MDH Order - Amended Nursing Home Matters Order



    Effective ​​June 30, 2021, The grace period for late fees will no longer be waived and will be due for licenses that have not been renewed when they expire after June 30, 2021. Renewals received after this period will need to be submitted as Reinstatements and will be assessed a reinstatement fee.  ​​​

    ​Previous News and Updates​

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    ​Maryland Board of Pharmacy

    4201 Patterson Ave.
    Baltimore MD, 21215

    Phone: (410) 764-4755

    Email: MDH.MDBOP@maryland.gov​

    Customer Service Call Center Hours
    8:00 AM - 4:30 PM​​​

    Employee Only Site

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