To answer the question of what are the powers and duties of the Alabama Pharmacy Board, we look at the Alabama Pharmacy Code, which clearly establishes the powers and responsibilities of the Pharmacy Board. As experienced lawyers in Alabama Pharmacy Code, Kreps Law Firm is here to help you understand what roles the Pharmacy Board can and must be fulfilling in the State of Alabama.
The first duty of the Alabama Pharmacy Board is to create and enforce the rules regulating the handling of prescription drugs. In this role, they also create and monitor the standards for pharmacy licensing within Alabama, ensuring that state standards meet and exceed those set by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. The Pharmacy Board will also bring about investigations, disciplinary measures, and other necessary action as it deems fit when licensed pharmacists fail to maintain the expected standards.
The Pharmacy Board is also responsible for sanitation regulations for the benefit of public health. Any specialists in the pharmaceutical and health industries that are considered necessary to fulfill these duties will be employed through the Pharmacy Board as needed. The Chief Drug Inspector is an important employee of the Pharmacy Board, who in turn supervises the work of the inspectors working with them.
Any rule or regulation changes made by the Pharmacy Board must be communicated to each holder of a pharmacist license. These notifications are delivered no less than 10 days before activation of the rule to avoid inadvertent violations. If you have been charged with violation of a Pharmacy Board regulation that you were not made aware of, contact Kreps Law Firm for guidance and expertise in communicating with the Pharmacy Board to avoid disciplinary action.
The Alabama Pharmacy Board is responsible for hearing and reviewing each case of discipline or license application for pharmacists in adherence to the Pharmacy Code. They may collect evidence, issue subpoenas, and assemble witnesses in regard to these hearings and investigations. Violations may be fined a maximum of $1000 each. If you are the subject of Pharmacy Board action and are uncertain about the rules and responsibilities involved, Kreps Law Firm has the answers you need and will competently help you defend your case.
Barbiturates, amphetamines, and narcotics are all specially designated areas of law that come under the control of the Pharmacy Board. The manufacture and sale of these substances is carefully regulated along with the rights and abilities of pharmacists to dispense them.
Alabama’s governor and the state pharmaceutical association have oversight responsibilities over the Pharmacy Board. Annual report is made regarding budgeting and expenses as well as licenses issued to each of these offices as a quality control measure. Standards for strength and purity of these controlled drugs is also the responsibility of the Pharmacy Board in conjunction with agencies that deal exclusively with these substances.
Kreps Law Firm can answer your questions about Alabama Pharmacy Board rules and responsibilities. If you have had a notice from the Pharmacy Board regarding your license, let us help you establish your professionalism and keep your license.
Based on Alabama Pharmacy Board Code §34-23-92.