The Kansas Board of Pharmacy (BOP) held their regular scheduled quarterly meeting on April 6th.
Topics of discussion included current legislation impacting the profession of pharmacy in Kansas. Including HB 2055, which includes vital updates to the Pharmacy Practice Act to comply with Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act, emerging industry standards in compounding and automation, Pharmacy Technician qualifications, and to improve the Board's function and protection of the health of the public.
The Board also announced funding had been identified to continue development of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Through a mix of a grant funding from the CDC and a state appropriation the PMP has identified funding for fiscal years 2018 and 2019. The Board will continue to work with a stakeholder group to identify the best options for funding the program in fiscal year 2020 and beyond.
David Schoech, RPh, Alternate Investigative Member, Columbus, KS (Pictured on left) and Dr. James Garrelts, Wichita, KS (Pictured on Right) were recognized for their service to the Board as their terms expired following the quarterly meeting. David and James both served on the Board for the maximum of eight years. We would like to thank them both for their service and dedication to the practice of pharmacy.
Schoech was last year's Bowl Of Hygeia recipient.